Friday, 22 August 2014

Generic list post: 22 knockin' rap songs which sample or interpolate 80s pop classics

Barely-veiled "Why is a shitty UK Hip-House remix of Kid 'N' Play's 2 Hype the only rap song that's ever sampled Blancmange's Living On The Ceiling?" post with a self-explanatory premise.

M.O.P ft. Tef & Jay-Z - 4 Alarm Blaze (1998)
Foxy Brown - Cruel Summer (2003)
Z-Ro ft. Tanya Herron - Continue To Roll (2006)
The Diplomats - Built This City (2003)
Cam'Ron - Pass The Dutchie (2009)
Jim Jones & Max B - Beverly Hills Cop (2008)
French Montana & Max B ft. Dame Grease - Goon Muzik (We Run NY) (2008)
Max B - Lonely (2010)
A-Wax - Be Together (2004)
AP.9 ft. The Jacka - Reflections (2009)
Mann ft. 50 Cent - Buzzin' remix (2010)
Ma$e - Wanna Hurt Ma$e (1997)
Puff Daddy ft. Ma$e & Notorious B.I.G - Been Around The World (1997)
Lil' Kim - Right Now (2000)
TRU - I Got Candy (1997)
Kane & Abel ft. Master P - Time After Time (1998)
Trina - Da Baddest Bitch (2000)
Lil' Wayne ft. Boo & Mack Maine - I Like It (2007)
YG - She A Model (2009)
Original Concept - Pump That Bass (1986)
Jermaine Dupri ft. Nas & Monica - I've Got To Have It (2000)
A.Z. of MobStyle - What's Going On, Black? (1991)

21 comments:

Queezy said...

Wiz + Curren$y song with the sample of "Africa" by Toto is my shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Rq8hNJK1Y

THE GUY said...

SAY MY NAME

hotbox said...

"We Are Strong" Lil Bibby & Kevin Gates (Love Is A Battlefield) has been getting some play over here.

The No Limit 80's remakes were usually bad ideas. The Kane & Abel joint might be the worst.

Si Mane Price said...

Kane & Abel song made the Cyndi Lauper original superfluous, imo.

P at the grand piano >>>>>>

Si Mane Price said...

Also, I just remembered JR Writer's Uptown Girl as an honourable mention.

d said...

"Wiz + Curren$y song with the sample of "Africa" by Toto is my shit."

Ja Rule - Reign>>>> that and the Nas one but mainly just for the legendary video where Swayze attempts to take down the Murder Inc empire.

People need to sample The Police more. You could make another one of these with just Dipset, No Limit, Bad Boy & Max. Or just Mario Puzo weak shit made good eg Husalah's Mamaco

Si Mane Price said...

Where's that sample from Mamaco come from?

d said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GBYz9AK9MU

Si Mane Price said...

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiit.

Anonymous said...

That Bibby and Gates joint >>>>>

hotbox said...

Had no idea there was a video for Time After Time until now. Best case of all-white suited rapper pretending to play piano since MC Shan.

Zetray said...

"PHD - Set It Off" sampled Police the first I think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1TurWAnqTI

"Street Law" by Pastor Troy was cool too.

Si Mane Price said...

Where's the Police sample in Set It Off? I was thinking of including that as the token In The Air Tonight sample choice but went for What's Going On, Black? instead.

Anonymous said...

On a related note, this shit it fiiiire https://soundcloud.com/sparkle-motion

Zetray said...

My bad, i was thinking about Genesis not Police.

Si Mane Price said...

Check out my More examples of Phil Collins' profound influence on Rap post for the first rap song that sampled In The Air Tonight.

Chris Audemartin said...

It'd be cool if you did a post rounding up examples of rappers egregious taste in Caucasoid music (coldplay, maroon 5 etc.) inadvertently producing classic rap material.

Si Mane Price said...

That list would probably be about 5 songs deep, tbh.

Pokin' Out by Slim Thug, Z-Ro & Paul Wall would be a good recent example, though.

styles palmer said...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/08/22/article-2731151-20B44E8500000578-377_634x866.jpg

can we get a post on Gazza out here looking like an extra in a Bobby Schmurda video?

Si Mane Price said...

Gazza needs to get them Chief Keef dreads to go with his new Shmurda Gang wardrobe.

Gaza's version of Hot N*gga would feature him shoutin' out Raoul "Moaty" Moat.

Anonymous said...

some obvious ones

Charli Baltimore & Mase "Ice" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr9keLJjt1s

Cam'Ron "what Means the World"

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