Happy New Year Sample Drop!

Happy New Year Everyone!  2006 has definitely been an interesting and exciting year all around, especially musically.  We saw the return of Jay Z, the confession by Nas that Hip Hop is Dead, and The Source magazine asking if Hip Hop has become a minstrel show.  It seems as if there is a theme developing here.  Hopefully, as far as Hip Hop music is concerned, 2007 will be a bit better and to kick off the New Year I have decided to list my Top 5 original breaks that I was rocking during 2006.

1. Raymond Scott – “Lightworks”
Sampled by J Dilla on “Lightworks”

2. Graham Nash – “Chicago
Sampled by Beanie Siegel on “The Truth”

3. Monty Alexander – “Love and Happiness”
Sampled by The Beatnuts, Apache, Large Professor, et al.

4. Syl Johnson – “That’s Just My Luck”
Sampled by Shyheim on “Things Happen”

5. Peabo Bryson – Born To Love
Sampled by Nas on “2nd Childhood”

Bonus Joints That I Was Also Killin’!

1. Ahmad Jamal – “Swahililand” (My cell phone ring tone)
Sampled by De La Soul on “Stakes Is High”

2. The Heathe Brothers – “Smiling Billy Suite Pt. 2”
Sampled by Nas on “One Love” and Redman on “Superman Luva 3”

2,875 thoughts on “Happy New Year Sample Drop!”

  1. Hello I am a 13 year old producer ho lives in Atlanta. I make music that requires digging but I don’t so I was wondering like every week could you do ten hip hop/rap songs and find their sample roots and every month do an album in favor of me

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