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The sample.

Love it or hate it, it makes hip-hop.

Personally, I used to love hearing samples in songs.

They added a dimension.

They paid tribute to the original artists and showed current artists were not only in touch with history but students of it as well.

Is it overused today?

Of sorts.

But, sampled hook > some non-singning bum trying to harmonize a chorus.

Yeah, it saves artists some dough when they don't use samples and sing their own hooks.

But half these bums can't sing a fuckin note to save their lives.

Why am I sayin this now?

One, because that Kanye we posted recently had some shit on it.

In particular, I love this Natalie Cole joint first and foremost because I love "Heard'em Say" and secondly because the song itself is ill.

Natalie Cole - "Someone That I Used To Love"

Two, I found out that "Unbreakable" and "Anotha Summer" by 213, a hot but slept on track, (Kanye reusing a beat...shame shame) are both from this Eddie Kendricks joint. (Temptations anyone?)

Eddie Kendricks - "Intimate Friends"

Third, because I found this Questlove mix and it is OH-FISH-UHHLLL(see tracklisting below).

This man always brings out the dusty soul shit and I appreciate him for it.

Questlove - Sample Lesson Mix

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As well, let me tell you Heather Headley is a badass.

Chick sings the most soul version of black emo ever lol. This song has been in rotation on the low when I'm in the car with the windows up.

Heather Headley - "In My Head"

And then this joint is an HBCU band classic.

Ghosttown DJ's - "My Boo"

In newsworthy mentionings....we crossed 100motherfuckinK in visitors! woohooo!!!

So in celebration, instead of trying to remember that long ass "smokingsectionblogspotblahblah" url to tell folks, just bookmark this and pass it along....

Pardon us while we get our Diddy on.

"I thought I told you that we won't stop"



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Questlove - Sample Lesson Mix

This is all one mp3 file. Length is approx. 49 mins.

1. Arc Choir - "Jesus Walks" (Mapleshade) (Kanye West - "Jesus Walks" (Roc-A-Fella))
2. Nu Birth - "You're What I'm All About" (?) (Biggie Smalls - "Player Anthem (X-Ray))
3. The Whatnaughts - "I'll Erase Away Your Pain" (Priority) (Kanye West - "Late" (Roc-A-Fella))
4. Main Ingredient - "Let Me Prove My Love To You" (RCA) (Alicia Keys - "You Don't Know My Name" (J Records))
5. Silvia Striplin - "You Can't Turn Me Away" (Charly) (Junior M.A.F.I.A. - "Get Money" (X-Ray))
6. The Temptations - "I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky" (Motown) (Common - "The Corner" (Geffen))
7. Honey Cone - "Innocent Till Proven Guilty" (Fantasy) (Common - "Testify" (Geffen))
8. DJ Rogers - "Faithful To The End" (RCA) (Common - "Faithful" (Geffen))
9. Luchi DeJesus - "Round About Midnight" (?) (KRS ONE - "A Friend" (Jive))
10. Dynasty - "Adventures In The World Of Music" (Solar/Sequal) (Camp-Lo - "Luchini" (Profile))
11. Willie Mitchell - "Grovin'" (Hi) (GZA - "Liquid Swords" (Geffen))
12. Wendy Renay – "After The Laughter Come Tears" (Stax/Altanta) (Wu Tang Clan - "Tearz" (Loud))
13. The Charmels - "I'll Never Grow Old" (Stax/Altanta) (Wu Tang Clan - "Cream" (RCA))
14. Dione Warwick - "You're Gonna Need Me" (Invictions) (Usher - "Throwback" (Arista))
15. Billy Cobham - "Heather" (Wounded Bird) (Souls of Mischief - "93 Till Infinity" (Jive))
16. Beherd Wright - "Halboglabotribin'" (BMG) (Snoop Dogg - "Gz & Hustlaz" (Death Row))
17. Jack Bruce - "Born 2 Be Blue" (Atco) (Smith N Wesssun - "Buck Town" (?))
18. Aretha Franklin - "Call Me" (Rhino/Atlanta) (Slum Village - "Selfish" (Capitol))
19. Quincy Jones - "Summer In The City" (A&M) (Pharcyde - "Passin Me By" (Delicious Vinyl))
20. Joe Simons - "Before The Nite's Over" (?) (Outkast - "So Fresh & So Clean" (Arista))
21. Peabo Bryson - "Born 2 Love" (Unknown) (Nas - "2nd Childhood" (Sony))
22. The Chi-Lites - "That's How Long I Love You" (Unknown) (Jay Z - "Dec 4" (Roc-A-Fella))
23. Abdel Halim-Hefes - "Khasiaraya-Gar" (EMI Arabia) (Jay Z - "Big Pimpin'" (Roc-A-Fella))
24. Labi Siffre - "I Got The" (Mr Bongo) (Eminem - "My Name Is" (Aftermath)/Jay Z - "The Streets Is Watching" (Roc-A-Fella))
25. Samuel Johnson - "My Music" (Columbia) (Jadakiss - "We're Gonna Make It" (Ruff Ryders/Interscope))
26. Milt Jackson - "Olinga" (CTI) (Tribe Called Quest - "Award Tour" (Jive))
27. War - "Magic Mountain" (Rhino) (De La Soul - "Potholes In My Lawn" (Tommy Boy))
28. Ahmad Jamal - "Swahililand" (20th Century) (De La Soul - "Stakes Is High" (Tommy Boy))
39. Gap Mangione - "Diana In The Autumn Wind" (GRC) (Slum Village - "Fall In Love" (Capitol)/Jaylib - "Official" (Stones Throw))
40. David McCallum - "The Edge" (Capitol) (Dr Dre - "Next Episode" (Aftermath))
41. Creative Source - "I Can't See Myself Without You" (Sussex/Polydor) (Freeway - "What We Do" (Unknown))
42. Average White Band - "Love Your Life" (Rhino) (Tribe Called Quest - "Check The Rhyme" (Jive))
43. Funkadelic - "Let's Take It To The People" (Westbound) (Tribe Called Quest - "Everything Is Fair" (Jive))
44. Ronnie Foster - "Mystic Brew" (Blue Note) (Tribe Called Quest - "Electric Relaxation" (Jive))
45. The Chi-Lites - "Are You My Woman?" (Brunswick/Eugene) (Beyonce - "Crazy In Love" (Columbia))
46. The Meters - "Oh Calcutta!" (Josie) (Amerie - "One Thing" (Sony))
47. McCoy Tyner - "Impressions" (Milestone/OJC) (Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours" (Mercury))
49. Nirvana - "Indiana" (White) (The Roots - "Dynamite" (Geffen))

Stray Shots

Chamillionare - The Official Best Of

Choppa - Da Real Choppa

Sheek Louch - After Taxes

PW is dukins

Fatlip - The Loneliest Punk

Part 1 Part 2

PW is AlienOnAcid


Shaggy - Clothes Drop


Talib Kweli & Mos Def - Most Def & Talib Kweli Are Blackstar

Akon - Trouble

PW is


PW is Uploaded-By-Ju3Lz-Santana

Canibus & Phoenix Orion (Dagga & Cloak) - Def Con Zero

Royce Da 5'9 - Defending The Crown Part 3

X-Clan - Xodus

Run DMC - Greatest Hits

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UTFO - UTFO (1985)

Monie Love - Down To Earth (1990)


Dru Hill - Enter The Dru

112 - 112

Lloyd - Southside

Jagged Edge - Jagged Little Thrill

Oh yeah...It's not a secret. I'm a "Boondocks" & McGruder fan. Support the new TV version when it airs on Cartoon Network Sunday.

"The Boondocks" Episode 1

PW is KingReeseStopStealingHoe

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