Just A Sample

5 February 2024


I thought this was a good idea as means to try and increase engagement on my Soundcloud and social media channels and the back end of 2018 (I think). It didn't quite have the desired effect but I still think it was a good idea.


I've always loved hearing the creativity that is involved in the art of sampling, and there is no genre that embraced and mastered the art more than Hip Hop. So, to do something a little different and interactive (or maybe not, it might have been done before), I thought I'd put together a wee selection of tracks that have been sampled by Hip Hop artists. The Soundcloud player below are of the original tracks, played in all their glory, very little in the way of mixing.


So, the challenge, should you choose to accept it is to listen to the Soundcloud player and try and identify the hip hop tracks that they were used in. Some are well known, some are quite obscure - trainspotter-ish if you know what I mean. At the very bottom of the post, I'll share a Youtube link that gives the answers. A word of note - some are extremely NSFW and only for adult ears, especially track 6; they don't get much more explicit, so fair warning. If you want to cross reference (try not to cheat though) you can make use of the amazing website


For those of you that don't know, the thing in the picture above is a sampler - a Boss SP 202, something I had many, many moons ago though I never quite got to grips with it.



01. Dizzy Gillespie & The Oscar Peterson Big Four - Chicken Wings (Pablo Today)
02. Smokey Robinson - Quiet Storm (Tamla)
03. Bob James - Nautilus (Evosound)
04. Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá - Saudade Vem Correndo (Verve Records)
05. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man (Columbia)
06. Brick - Fun (Bang Records)
07. Otis Redding - Let Me Come On Home (Atlantic)
08. Average White Band - School Boy Crush (Atlantic)
09. Silver Convention - Fly, Robin, Fly (Polydor)
10. Jame Brown - The Boss (Polydor)
11. Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle (Chess)
12. Galt MacDermot - Space (Kilmarnock)
13. Bill Withers - Make A Smile For Me (Sussex)
14. The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You (End)
15. Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew (Blue Note)
16. Gary Burton - Las Vegas Tango (Atlantic)


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The Answers




01. Jurassic 5 - In The Flesh (PAN)
02. De La Soul - Breakadawn (Tommy Boy)
03. Ghostface Killah ft Raekwon & Cappadonna - Daytona 500 (Razor Sharp Records)
04. The Pharcyde - Runnin' (Delicious Vinyl)
05. LL Cool J - 1-900 LL Cool J (Def Jam)
06. Akinyele ft. Kia Jeffries - Put It In Your Mouth (Stress)
07. EPMD - The Steve Martin (Fresh Records)
08. Ultramagnetic MC's - Grip The Mic (Ol' Skool Flava)
09. Red Man & Method Man - How High? (Remix) (Def Jam)
10. Nas - Get Down (Columbia)
11. Boogie Down Productions - Breath Control II (Jive)
12. Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah! (Elektra)
13. Citizen Kane - Blackrain (Treehouse Records)
14. Fugees - Zealots (Columbia)
15. A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation (Jive)
16. Cypress Hill - Illusions (Columbia)



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