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Name That Sample #12

Name That Sample

This edition of Name That Sample is on the tougher side (although, my readers never cease to amaze me all the time with their knowledge). See if you can name the original then the artist & song that sampled it.

Hint: The sampling song is by one of hip-hop’s most prestigious golden era groups. Also, I saw them perform at Rock The Bells Jones Beach NYC last year. I’ve said too much already..

Best of luck!

[Edit] Shouts to CtrlAltMalik and beewirks for correctly answering this one. The original is Ian Dury & The Blockheads’ “What A Waste” flipped by Ali Shaheed Muhammad for A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” .. Yes, you can!

Name That Sample #12


Random Lyrics & Sample: OutKast – Claimin’ True


Rockin’ with the iTunes on shuffle today, I came across one of my favorite jams from OutKast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik that I had to share with all my fellow hip-hop heads.

On “Claimin’ True,” Big Boi and Andre spit that real ish that permeated their early catalog. This here track is a fine example of the lyrical onslaught that the duo was will always be capable of whenever they stepped into the Dungeon. Quotables abound.

As previously noted, Organized Noize Productions interpolated Steve Miller Band’s “The Window” for the gritty instrumental. As Busta Rhymes would say, this one breaks your neck.

Check the song and original below, then the lyrics after the jump. Enjoy!

OutKast – Claimin’ True

Sample: Steve Miller Band – The Window

Hit the jump for the lyrics.

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Name That Sample #11

Name That Sample

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to participate in my Name That Sample series. I’ve had some responses recently that most have been too easy, so here’s a hard one (that’s what she said, ZING).

Hint: The original is a sweet jazz record. The sampling song is off my 2nd favorite rapper’s debut CD. I know this isn’t a hint if you don’t know me, but you could always ask.

Good luck!

[Edit] We got 2 correct answers, congrats y’all! The original is Eddie Henderson’s “Inside You,” sampled by Clark Kent for Jay-Z’s “Coming of Age” featuring Memphis Bleek off Reasonable Doubt.

Name That Sample #11


Holy Are You


After months of speculation, the living legend Rakim Allah has graced us with a new heater.

He debuted “Holy Are You” at a live show and now we have the fresh leak to satisfy golden era hip-hop fiends. The track is off Rakim’s The Seventh Seal, set to drop September 15th.

Leave it to Ivan to already dig up the sample used in the R’s new song, a live performance of “Holy Are You” by composing & production luminary David Axelrod. Some might recognize Axelrod’sHoly Thursday” as the sample for the Swizz Beatz-produced “Dr. Carter” on the Martian’s Carter III.

Check out Hurricane’s sample & example analysis here, read a review of Rakim’s version courtesy of Mr. Adoso plus check below for a download link to both the sample & new song below. Shout to BMUSE for the audio, Enjoy!

Rakim – Holy Are You

Sample: David Axelrod – Holy Are You (Live at the Royal Festival Hall, 2008)


Name That Sample #10

Name That Sample

Here goes the tenth installment of HTT’s Name That Sample. See if you can name the original artist and song, in addition to the the sampling artist and song.

Hint: Dip Set!

Name That Sample #10

[Edit] Shouts to Beewirks for the correct answer. This one was pretty easy, I know. The original song is Dorothy Moore “Too Blind To See,” flipped by the Heatmakerz for Cam’ron’s “Purple Haze” off Diplomatic Immunity back in 2003. Also, thanks for the feedback Bee.

I wanna take some time to get your opinion on this series, to let me know how it’s going thus far by answering a couple questions:

-Do you enjoy it?

-Is it informative?

-Is it too difficult? Too easy?

-What do you think about UserShare and DivShare? Would you rather I use ZShare?

[FYI – The reason I’d only use these three are for the preview/stream function. I don’t want you to have to download the tracks before you listen, previewing apabilities is a must.]

-What would you do differently if you were me?

I have some ideas about how I’d want to proceed, I’d just love to hear what my loyal readers think before I do anything.

I greatly appreciate the feedback in advance. Good luck!


Royal Court & Sound Table 7/13/09

Jessenia Vice

Jessenia Vice of Elizabeth, NJ

Royal Court:

Arturo Gotti, Boxer Known For Relentless Violence, Dies at 37 [via NY Times]

Jell-O Puddin’ Pop Shots: A Review of Not The Cosby Show XXX [via The Smoking Section]

Introducing: $port

Sample of the Day: Donny Goines Edition (My favorite track off Breakfast Club) [via Kevin Nottingham]

Slaughterhouse Reveals Album Cover, Release Date is August 11th [via illRoots]

WYDU Half Way Report Day One: Top 10 EPs [via Wake Your Daughter Up]


Sound Table:

Blue Note Street (Remix of Blue Note Records Songs by Japanese Producers) [via Freestyle Madness]

Fabolous ft. Lil’ Wayne – Salute [via Destination for Hip-Hop & R&B]

     Bonus: Fabolous ft. Ryan Leslie & Keri Hilson – Everything, Everyday, Everywhere

     Bonus: Fabolous ft. Ryan Leslie – The Fabolous Life

Jaydiohead Encore (Jay-Z + Radiohead Mash-Ups) [via Max Tannone & The Rap Up]


Name That Sample #8

Name That Sample

I’ve been meaning to post this one up for a while, as it’s one of my personal favorites. Much thanks to the lovely April Rose for the inspiration.

Can you name the original song and artist plus the sampling song and producer?

Hint: The portion I’m looking for pops up after the 5-minute mark.

Best of luck!

Name That Sample #8

[Edit] April is (half) right! While Ivan (of course) got it all right. The orig is Nina Simone’s “Sinnerman,” sampled by both Kanye West for Talib Kweli’s “Get By” and Timbaland for ” Oh Timbaland.”

Til next time, Peace!

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