Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Ribbit on that other level

Rap blog rule # 19865 - on an otherwise slow wednesday when you can't think of anything else to post, flex your Rap-nerd muscles with an obscure sample source from a song by the Rap Game Clarence "Frogman" Henry :

$tarlito - Rather Be With You
(From #UW: Separation Anxiety EP; 2012)

Alright, so I can't be the only person who heard $tarlito's Rather Be With You last year and then went scrambling to Google to look up that opening sample because it sounded like it might be from some secrete old TRU song, right? Whaddaya know it actually derives from a track by O.G Three 6 Mafia member Lil' Fly/Playa Fly which, I presume, is a Memphis classic :

Playa Fly ft. Gangsta Blac & Bill Chill - Nobody
(From Movin' On album; 1998)

Solving a sample mystery and noting the uncanny similarity between $tarlito's croak-flow and Clarence Henry's frog voice - that's all I got today, lads.


done said...

Ha Ive never heard that Clarence Henry song before, your comparison is spot on. Froggystyle is slept on:

Was Fly a member-member? I assumed he was an affiliate like Gangsta Blac or Skinny Pimp.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I'm sure you have heard it before, just not the part when he breaks into the frog voice.

I guess he was a, uh, member/affiliate hybrid type person like most of the guys in the early years?

noz said...

bill chill was fly's father and a soul singer of some acclaim in his own right as a member of the ovations.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

No way. I remember seeing some pix of him on the Youtube upload of Nobody and thinking "that guy looks a little bit too old to be singing on this."

done said...

Ah here, I need to get that Lost Boys soundtrack.I hope it has sweaty sax duke on it.

Above The Law shouldve got Willie Hutch on a few songs. A duet with him & Kokane about prostitutes.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

The sax joint is on the soundtrack (I Still Believe by Tim Capello) but the Clarence joint here isn't on there. Go figure

sisilafami said...

it also inspired this

and this

brad said...

lol that frogman fella really does sound like starlito.

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