Tuesday, December 19, 2006

In Loving Memory

The plastic is off, the disc is in the changer, the 19th is finally here.

One of the unbeatable things about having the album physically in your possession is the CD booklet of course. On the artwork side, check the turntables and wax (candles) picture, the half-speaker / half-funeral home image, the chalked-out body surrounded by money rolls, and the black and white close-up of the TRC-931 aka "the ghetto blaster." As for the liner notes, you get a manageable font size, appropriate production credits, and a breakdown of most of what was sampled. And although it may be ironic and unsavory to some to circumnavigate the cultural rite of record store digging, here's a little collection I amassed of just what was sampled. Because, if Hip Hop is dead, then consider this the Big Chill, old friends reuniting over some classic songs. (Corresponding HHID track titles within rar package.)

Bill Withers - Use Me
Carmine Coppola - Marcia Religiosa
Diana Ross - The Interim
Eric B. & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke
Herbie Hancock - Sly
Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
Incredible Bongo Band - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
James Brown - Get Up, Get Into It And Get Involved
Marvin Gaye - After The Dance
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Steve Miller Band - Take The Money & Run
BONUS - Bob Marley - War
BONUS - Minnie Ripperton - Rainy Day In Centreville

Rebel To America: Hip Hop Is Dead Samples Collection


Blogger sbk-box said...

I have one other sample that you didn't mention here... the one used in Black Republican... if you want it.


December 19, 2006 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Damien Marley and the song War down for a sample. I guess Nas did complete the song and for whatever reason it was left off th album. What is this other bonus sample though? Is this an unreleased song we don't know of or is this something that made the album?

December 19, 2006 6:12 PM  
Blogger Fletch said...

SBK, you're not talking about that Don Fanucci sample are you? (That's not what was sampled BTW. I wrote about this in the comments section of the BR entry.)

And the Minnie Ripperton song was used for Where Y'All At, which was available as a bonus track at Best Buy, for instance, but not included on the retail. Anything else you wanna know, you gotta download.

December 19, 2006 6:19 PM  
Anonymous mingdynasty said...

any chance of you posting white man's paper on the website. tried to download it and couldnt find it. thanks fletch

December 19, 2006 6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice. thanks!

Is it true you're leaving us and shutting down the blog?

I hope not. this site is like a ray of sunshine in my otherwise bleak, hopeless life. lol.

December 19, 2006 7:53 PM  
Blogger sbk-box said...

it's Marcia Religioso, but now that I read that I guess I don't have the right version. nvm.

December 20, 2006 1:45 PM  

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