RHH: What is the best SAMPLED hip hop song (As a song in it's own right)?
I'm gonna explain this carefully
WHAT SONG SAMPLED ON A HIP HOP RECORD is the best (Arguably) as a song unto itself, As in you could listen to it on it's own and feel content?
I'm not asking what you feel is the best sample used on a hip hop record.
(I ask because a lot of sampled hip hop records aren't that great when listened to independently)
Ok, For example
Gangstarr - Manifest
Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker - One Night In Tunisia.
One Night In Tunisia is a mindblowing record and pretty much outweighs the quality of Manifest IMO.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Tupac-Shorty wanna be a thug
Eminem-No One's Iller
Kanye West-Drive Slow
The Dynospectrum-Anything is EverythingSource(s): If you don't want to listen to all of them AT LEAST Listen to Anything is Everything-the dynospectrum(its a real dope song)
- leVel8Lv 71 decade ago
I think Message From A Black Man by The Spinners is a better song than any of the hip hop tracks that have sampled it, the only version that might be as good is You Can't Stop Me Now by the Rza
I think I enjoy both songs equally, I really like the original sample, and I really enjoy listening to Rza's song.
- PookieLv 51 decade ago
Ludacris - Two Miles An Hour
Kanye West feat. Dwele - Flashing Lights
Total - Press Rewind
All those sampled "Little Child Runnin' Wild" by Curtis Mayfield...CLASSIC!!
- Bee BiscuitsLv 61 decade ago
93 Til Infinity by Souls of Mischief. Sampled from jazz drummer Billy Cobham.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
I like most of the samples I look up actually. Plus a lot of more commercial hop-hop artist sample famous artists.
My favorite as of when you asked this question:
Sampled for Back In The Day
- 1 decade ago
Bon Bon Vie by Thelonius Monk and Unwind Yourself by Marva Whitney are two of my favourites. Unwind Yourself especially is a vastly superior song to Let Me Clear My Throat. I also love Venus in Furs which is used by BSBD on Evil Jeanius.
Mozart's Requiem is also waaaaay better in its original form.
But this could turn into a very long list. Hip hop has sampled some amazing music, there's a world of it worth mentioning.
- SpiceLv 61 decade ago
You can't go wrong with the classics
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Sampled by Too Short in Players Holiday
I grew up on Players Holiday but it has nothing on the classic by the incredibly underrated Bill Withers.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I cant think of one that I think is the absolute best sampled song but one song that I can listen to without the lyrics is "Kick Push", that song has a nice sample.
I totally misunderstood your question so disregard my first answer...Im changing my answer to "The Light" by Common, the sample is "Open Your Eyes" by Bobby Caldwell. Great song.
- MechanicalLv 71 decade ago
I haven't done any work in the past 15 minutes because I was searching through my iPod for a good answer. The best I could come up with is Ornette Coleman - "Lonely Woman" (sampled on Aceyalone - Human Language).