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Sample Fascination

I don't know why, but I'm always trying to figure out where samples in songs come from. It's kind of a pet obsession of mine. I've been renting all the Little Rascals discs I can from Netflix recently. I watched every episode when I was a kid and they're just as good as I remember. Anyway, I was watching "The Kid from Borneo" and the "Wild Man" says "YUM YUM EAT EM UP" when the circus owners give him candy. As soon as I heard it I realized that's where Howie T got his sample "eat em up" he uses in The Real Roxanne's Howie's Teed Off, among other things. That sample went on to be in tons of other rap and hip hop stuff, so I'm sure you've heard it somewhere.

While I was looking for stuff about that I stumbled on this old mixtape from Dr Dre that mixes over 300 songs in 60 minutes. I'm going to burn it and listen to it at lunch today.

Annnd I finally found out that the sample on Ice Cube's "Today Was a Good Day" is from The Isley Borhters' "Footsteps in the Dark". Yay, go samples!

Liam, you're right, the internet is awesome.


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Jul. 17th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
I used to love the little rascals, and would always hope there was a movie on Sunday with them when I was a kid.

I just watched the wild man, favorite part was when buckwheat's feet turn around 180 degrees when he sees the wild man downstairs.
Jul. 17th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
The worst is when you hear something sampled, and it's SO familiar but you can't quite remember what it's from originally and then it gnaws away at your brain.
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