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    Default Sample This: Tribute to James Brown

    So when looking at his legacy, it makes sense to look to the music itself. It's not an overstatement to say that without James Brown popular music as we know it tonight might well not exist. Besides being a founding father of funk and shepherding many of the best musicians in the genre through his band at various points inf his career, his songs and the songs of his side projects formed the first and most widely-used samples for hip hop artists from the very beginning.


    name a sample that you know came from James Brown or just talk about it.

    I'll start off with an easy one, the people who sampled the funky drummer

    "Funky Drummer"
    2 Live Crew: Coolin'
    808 State: Pacific 202
    A Tribe Called Quest: Seperate / Together
    Above the Law: Murder Rap, Untouchables, What Cha Can Prove
    Allison Williams: Sleep Talk
    Aphrodite: Velvet Seduction
    Awesome Dre: Frankly Speaking
    Beastie Boys: Shadrach
    Big Daddy Kane: Mortal Combat
    Biz Markie: Spring Again
    Black Rock & Ron: Stop the World
    Breeze: Great Big Freak
    BWP: A Different Category
    Cash Money & Marvelous: Drawers
    Choice MC: Bad A-s B----h
    Chubb Rock: Bump the Floor, Talkin' Loud, Ain't Sayin' Jack
    Coldcut: Say Kids, What Time is It?
    Compton's Most Wanted: The Final Chapter, Wanted
    Convicts: I Like Boning
    CPO: Flow to the Rhythm
    Criminal Nation: I'm Rollin', Insane, It's a Black Thing, The Right Crowd
    De la Soul: Oodles of O's
    Deep Forest: Deep Forest
    Depeche Mode: My Joy
    Derek B: Get Down, Human Time Bomb
    Digable Planets: Where I'm From
    DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince: 2 Damn Hype, Hip Hop Dancer's Theme, Jazzy's Groove, Magnificent Jazzy Jeff, Pump up the Bass
    DJ Mark the 45 King ft Lakim Shabazz: When a Wise Man Speaks
    DJ Master T: Wind Me Up
    DOC: Let the Bass Go
    Domination: Back at it Again
    Dr. Dre: Let Me Ride
    Eazy-E: We Want Eazy
    Enigma: Carly's Song
    Eric B & Rakim: Lyrics of Fury, Paid in Full, Relax with Pep
    Father MC: Ain't it Funky
    Fine Young Cannibals: I'm Not the Man I Used to Be
    Freddie Foxx: F. F. is Here
    Fresh 4: Wishing on a Star
    GangStarr: 2 Deep
    George Michael: Waiting for That Day/You Can't Always Get. . .
    Geto Boys: Mind of a Lunatic, Read These Nikes
    Goats: TV Cops
    Gus Gus: Purple
    Guy: I Like
    Hard Knocks: A Blow to the Head
    Heavy D: Peaceful Journey, We Got Our Own Thang
    Hi-C: Take a Ride
    HWA: Trick is a Trick
    Ice Cube: Endangered Species, Jackin' for Beats
    Ice T: I Ain't New Ta This, Original Gangster, Radio Suckers,
    James Brown: She Looks All Types A' Good
    Jaz: The Originators
    Kid 'N Play: Foreplay, Slippin'
    Kid Sensation: Emergency
    King Sun: King Sun with the Sword
    Kool G Rap: It's a Demo, The Butcher Shop
    Kool Moe Dee: Bad, Bad, Bad, I'm Blowing Up, Knowledge is King
    Korn & the Dust Brothers: Kick the P.A.
    Kris Kross: Jump, Lil' Boys in Da Hood
    Kwame: The Rhythm
    Lakim Shabazz: Black is Back
    Leaders of the New School: Sobb Story, Teachers, Don't Teach Us Nonsense
    LL Cool J: Boomin' System, Fast Peg, Mama Said Knock You Out, Nitro, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
    Low Profile: Make Room for. . .
    Maestro Fresh Wes: Let Your Backbone Slide
    Mantronix ft Wondress: Got to Have Your Love, Fresh is the Word
    Marky Mark: Good Vibrations
    Masters at Work: Jus' a Lil' Dope
    MC Frontalot: Good Old Clyde
    MC Lyte: Brooklyn
    MC Shan: So Def, So Fresh
    MC Smooth: Blow the Whistle
    Mellow Man Ace: Hypest from Cypress, River Cubano
    Michel'le: No More Lies
    Michie Mee: Jamaican Funk Canadian Style
    Milli Vanilli: Girl you know it's true
    Ministere Amer: Traitres
    Mistress & DJ Madame E: Hypergroove, Show 'em How We Play
    MMG: Only the Strong Survive
    Mobb Deep: Flavor for the Non-Believes
    Nas: Get Down
    Naughty by Nature: Hot Potato, Ready for Dem
    New Order: Ruined in a Day
    Nikki D: Freak Accident, Gotta up the Ante for the Panties
    Nine Inch Nails: Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
    No Face: Half
    NWA: F--k tha Police, Quiet on tha Set
    Omni Trio: Nu Birth of Cool
    Paperboy: The Nine Yards
    Paris: I Call Him Mad, On the Prowl, The Devil Made Me Do It
    Pete Rock & CL Smooth: Go with the Flow
    P-Funk All Stars: Dope Dogs
    Pharcyde: Officer
    Prince Johnny C: Comin' to Get Ya, Kevey Kev is a Dancer with Soul
    Prince: Gangster Glam, Gett Off, My Name is Prince
    Public Enemy: Bring the Noise, Fight the Power, Hazy Shade of Criminal, Rebel Without a Pause, She Watch Channel Zero, Terminator X to the Edge of Panic, The Enemy Assault Vehicle Mixx
    Redman: Rated R
    Roxanne Shante: Have a Nice Day
    Run-DMC: Back from Hell, Beats to the Rhyme, Run's House, Word is Born
    Salt-N-Pepa: Let the Rhythm Run
    Scarface: Born Killer
    Sinead O'Connor: I Am Stretched on Your Grave
    Sir Mix-A-Lot: No Holds Barred
    Slayer & Atari Teenage Riot: No Remorse (I Wanna Die)
    Slick Rick: The Moment I Feared
    Smooth Ice: I'm Coming, Without a Pause
    Sons of Bazerk: One Time for the Rebel
    South Central Cartel: Neighborhood Jacka
    Stetsasonic: DBC Let the Music Play, Sally, Speaking of a Girl Named Suzy, The Hip Hop Band
    Stop the Violence Movement: Self-Destruction
    Style: Victim to the Vinyl
    Sublime: Scarlet Begonias
    Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud: Do the James, Let the Drummer Get Ill
    Sweet T: My Beat
    Tim Dog: Goin Wild in the Penile, Low Down N---a
    TLC: Shock Dat Monkey
    True Mathematics: For the Lover in You
    Tung Twista: No Peace Sign
    Tupac ft Richie Rich: Lie to Kick It
    Ultramagnetic MC: Give the Drummer Some, Moe Love on the One & Two
    Vanilla Ice: Stop That Train
    Wagon Christ: Filthy Drummer
    WC & the Maad Circle: Ghetto Serenade
    Yomo & Maulkie: Mockingbird
    YZ: Return of the Holy One
    Z-Trip: Rockstar, Rockstar 2

    Holy Shit right?!? if you know some more, post 'em or just drop a line. Does anyone else just find that crazy?

    Last edited by Visionz; 12-27-2006 at 10:14 AM.

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    is no one that stopped by atleast a lil impressed w/ that list?

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    ^that list is incredible

    and that is just ONE song

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    fo' real, Browns importance to hip-hop can't be understated

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