Monday, October 29, 2007

CHECK THE STOOL SAMPLES!
I have been an avid music collector for many years, so my collection is pretty ginormous. I try to get my hands and ears on everything musically that's worth hearing when I can. So, if you have something old or new worth checking out, make sure you let me know! Even though I really enjoy new artists and music, I spend a lot of my time listening to the sounds of the past. That classic music from the 70s & 80s that never gets old to me. In this predictable phase of soul and rap music today, producers are pretty much only using samples of yesterday's grooves to make beats. While a lot of old school music heads frown at this obvious thievery of the sounds from yesterday's past, it's a win-win situation for me. I get to hear some of my favorite old school tracks with a new school spin being added to it. Not every producer can make magic when it comes to blending the old with the new, but it happens it's something special.

Today, I am sharing some original samples that you may like? This post is actually a prequel to my next installment of the SOUNDNEXX SAMPLE LESSONS MIXX. Two of these samples were special requests by a few of my peoples, so I thought I would share them with everyone...

Freddie Scott - You Got What I Need ~ This sample was made famous by Biz Markie with his classic track "Just A Friend" back in the day.

Gary Byrd - Soul Travelin ~ This sample has been chipped apart by many producers in the past, but the most famous track to use it was Nasir's "Halftime" joint. I still remember when I first heard this classic joint on the 'Zebra Head' movie soundtrack back in the day. That's back when Nas still used the name Nasty Nas!

Jerry Butler - I'm Your Mechanical Man ~ This sample was made famous by Wu-Tang Clan's own Method Man on the track "Bring The Pain" from his debut album 'Tical' released in 1994.

Bill Withers - Rosie ~ This sample became popular when Kanye West used it on that "Roses" track off of his 'Late Registration' album.

Ronnie Laws - Tidal Wave ~ Can any of you folks guess who used this hot sample? There are two rap groups that I know of that used this joint, so lets see how musically inclined my SoundNexx visitors are.
BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR ANSWERS IN THE COMMENTS AREA LINKED BELOW...

17 comments:

Sasha said...

I completely agree...Its a win-win situation for me too cuz;
1) I get to hear these amazing old songs/sounds that were way b4 my time.

2)I love finding the original songs and thinking "how on earth did he think of sampling that?"

There r some songs that r waaayy over sampled though, like "PYT" or "All night long"-MJ Girls. I mostly appreciate the ones that u gotta dig in the crated to find...Ya know!!!!

SoundNexx DJ said...

@Sasha - Yes, there is a definite knack that some producers have when it comes to picking quality samples for a hot beat. I love when a producer really flips a sample in a way where it's pretty much unrecognized by most. Folks like Premo, Dilla, J-Zone, Pete Rock, etc. are masters at that!

You are also right about using samples as a way find quality music from yesterday as well. I tell people all of the time, for every artist that you know about there are 30 more that you don't know about!

I agree with you about those over used samples too. I think James Brown is the most over used of all...LOL!

Sasha said...

Dang, that "Tidal Wave" sounds really familiar...I have no clue:(
Is JZ one of the rappers 2 use it?

Anonymous said...

BLACK MOON "WHO GOT THE PROPS"

SoundNexx DJ said...

@Sasha - Ummm...no sweetie. :)

@Anony - Yes, sir or ma'am! What up wit the anonymous? U know we don't roll like that over here. ID yourself playa...LOL!

I just remembered another group so there are 3 groups that I know of that used that Wave sample. One is Black Moon, so there are two left...

Sasha said...

I didnt think so...wild guess.
BTW,have u heard American ganster??? IMO its amazing... :)

SoundNexx DJ said...

@Sasha - Have I heard AG yet? Now, come on now, I heard it before Jay was finished making it...LOL! I'm enjoying it as well, but I have sooo much music that I haven't given it a FULL/EXTENSIVE listen just yet.

Oh yeah, and shame on you for bootlegging it too..LMAO! ;)

Sasha said...

Dont judge me for downloading :)
I knew u heard it, I just needed confirmation...I heard it last week...
I definetly feel u about so much music, so little time, but I surely have time for this album...a few of my fave songs r "say hello", "american dream"(whats the Marvin sample on that one???)and "party life", Im not too fond of the LilWayne colab tho...

green ff said...

i love bill withers like a fat kid loves cake.
yeah, i said it

Big Homie said...

I was just listening to Mechanical Man last night (nhjic). I got this cd with nothing but my favorite Jerry Butler tracks. Props on the post. I did one like this the other day that is saved cause I was going to add more, but I might unleash it today probably now. Nothing big though.

SoundNexx DJ said...

@FF Babie - U like Bill Withers? Okay..10 pts for Greena! :) One day I'mma have to see your music collection...

@Sasha - Ahhh..you're in luck on that Marvin sample. Just check track number on my Sample Lessonz 4 post and the answer to your question is there! Damn, great minds think a like. I am starting to think my relationship with Dionne Warwick IS actually paying off! ;)

@Big Homie - Yeah, I'm a big fan of Jerry Butler too. That dude has some hits!

Sasha said...

Lol, ur sweet...
What track number is the Marvin sample???

SoundNexx DJ said...

@Sasha - It's track number 5! How could I forget to type that into my last comment...LOL! I gotta stop eating & typing at the same time...

Sasha said...

AH HA!!! "soon I'll b loving u again"
Thank u. xoxo

My Name said...

I know 4 more songs that sample "Tidal Wave":
Organized Konfusion's "Stress"
Usher's "Think of You"
Quasimoto's "Return Of The Loop Digga"
A Tribe Called Quest's "The Love"

SoundNexx DJ said...

@My Name - Good catch! I forgot about Quasimoto!

Anonymous said...

that music jesus thing is really ANNOYing, everything else is dope,thnx