Classic Samples

Ghostface Killah Meets George Jackson = “Childs Play”


Classic Sample: Baby Huey – “Hard Times” (The Baby Huey Story – The Living Legend / 1971)

Any Supreme Clientele (and OB4CLII fan) should spot this 1 bar in…

Some more Highlights:
“Ride The Rhythm” – Chill Rob G
“Can I Kick It?” (Spirit Mix) – A Tribe Called Quest
“The Birth” – Ice Cube ft. Khalid Muhammed
“Dark Side Of The Wall 2000” – Public Enemy
“Compton” – The Game ft. WilI.i.am
“School of Hard Knocks” – Swizz Beatz & Drag-On

In the spirit of “Buck 50” & “We Will Rob You” had to go with the gritty Mono mix. DOWNLOAD

Classic Sample: Boney M – “No Woman, No Cry” (Take The Heat Off Me / 1976)

The Fugees had Bob Marley but Naughty By Nature had Boney M! Rivaling the Ohio Players for album covers and Alice Cooper (originally) for band names that were mistaken for names of group members. DOWNLOAD

Classic Sample: Asha Bhosle & Usha Iyer – “Dum Maro Dum” (Hare Rama Hare Krishna OST / 1971)

Knowing when to just leave that perfect sample alone is a talent in and of itself. That’s what DJ Scratch did for this one used on Meth’s “What’s Happenin’: ft. Busta Rhymes off Tical 0. The vocal portions are a bit blown out on this but it’s the intro guitar, drums and organ that was brilliantly dropped in tempo so you could “Light Your L, Smoke Your L, and Just Kiss The Sky…

Classic Sample: Ennio Morricone – “Main Title” (Alzati Spia OST / 1982)

Il Maestro to The Abbot. Morricone to RZA … Rushing Elephants!

Classic Sample: Eugene McDaniels – “Jagger The Dagger” (Headless Heroes of The Apocalypse / 1971)

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More than half the track on Headless Heroes… have been sampled on classics. But this is the track that boasts an unbelievable range…and these tracks also all share in-house production credits.


“Push It Along” – A Tribe Called Quest – 1990
“Third Of The Trio” – The Beatnuts – 1993
“Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide” – Gravediggaz – 1994
“Black Sunday” – Organized Konfusion – 1994
“The Full Monty” – Non Phixion – 2004

Classic Sample: George Garvarentz – “A Diamond Love” (Killer Force / 1976)


*The Film: Killer Force -Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda, OJ Simpson, Christopher Lee, Hugh O’Brian
*The Track: “5 Fingas of Death” – Diamond D, Big L, Fat Joe, AG, Lord Finesse

Either Way, sick sample choice by Kid Capri for one of Hip Hop’s most classic posse cuts.

Classic Sample: Gene Chandler – “Hallelujah, I Love Her So” (The Gene Chandler Situation / 1970)

Of course it was Gene Chandler who helped make “Hand On The Pump” possible, but here’s one a bit more obscure from one of hip hop’s greatest interludes.
Sampled On: “Legalize It” – Cypress Hill / prod. DJ Muggs (1993)

Classic Sample: Gene Page – “Blacula -The Stalkwalk” (Blacula OST / 1972)

Sampled On: “Higher Lever” – KRS-One – (Return of The Boom Bap – 1993) prod. DJ Premier

Classic Sample: Arthur Verocai – “Na Boca do Sol” (Arthur Verocai / 1972)

The two tracks that have used this sample are fairly current but in an age where musical innovation has become scarce, the overall output of their two producers – MF DOOM & 9th Wonder – deserves classic status.

Sampled On:
“Orris Root Power” – Metal Fingers (2005)
“Do The Right Thing” – Ludacris ft. Common & Spike Lee (2008)