Monday, 20 August 2018

Generic list post: Alas Smith and Choonz

The theory: gangsta rappers have done more to maintain Larry Smith's legacy than the entire grandstanding REAL HIP HOP preservation society. The proof: this list of Legit Slaps™ which sample, beatjack, or interpolate Larry's classic productions for Whodini, Run-D.M.C, and the Fat Boys.

Eazy-E - Boyz-N-The-Hood (1987)
Mac Dre & DJ Cee - Donkey Ain't Free (demo) (1989)
C-Bo - Play 4G (1994)
Spice 1 - Sucka Ass N*ggas (1995)
Dru Down - Can You Feel Me (1996)
Richie Rich - Ruff Neckin' (1996)
Mac Dre ft. Jay Tee & Beesh - Where We Dwell (1996)
Ice Cube & Master P - You Know I'm A Ho (1998)
The Delinquents ft. Too $hort - Are Back (1999)
Dru Down - In Jail (2008)
DB Tha General - Rockin' In My Blues (2010)
Mac Blast - 5 Min. Of Funk (2010)
Ezale - 5 Minutes Of Funktown (2013)
Ezale - Foreal Foreal (2014)
Young Devi D - Ain't No Question (2016)
Street Knowledge - Dru Down Flow (2017)
Yung Cat - Itz Like That (2017)

Discogs blinded me with actual factz: Thomas Dolby produced Whodini's Magic's Wand and then reused the riddim for one of his own B-Sides. Much like 5 Minutes Of Funk, Magic's Wand is another Whodini song ya host prefers as an instrumental.


Step One said...

You up on this Made Men track from 98 that uses Magics Wand?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Nah, not heard that before.

Surprised it's not beatjacked more often.

Anonymous said...

That Richie Rich tho

D said...

Yes man Larrycore is my fav genre, m blown w a top 2 Whodini song being a Thomas Dolby joint. also you clearly have never survived a rap attack.

Few more:
Sean T - pimp lyrics and dollar signs
Prodigy ft bg - ybe
BG - bat a bitch
Silkk the shocker - Hoes Ain't Nothing

D said...

S/o GTA vice city for informing a generation who the Larry from sucker mcs is. RIP

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

If we were to include NY in this, then these 2 are faves:

Money Boss Players - Freak
Mysonne - In Jail

D said...

I liked the Mysonne but DB kinda stole it's thunder for me.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Jingle bells in the cell

D said...

E-40 1 Luv has grown on me over the yrs too but idk if I'd put it w the rest of these

GGGGGG said...

I'm A Hoe is incredible

sisilafami said...

from my fav mess marv album :

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Figures that Mess would have one.

Anonymous said...

ugk front back side to side - whodini i'm a ho is missing from the list..pimp c even shouted out whodini.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Southern rappers who've sampled/jacked Larry Smith beats is a whole 'nother post.

This list is about the L.A/northern California/Kansas City axis of more traditional gangsta rap.

On the Kansas City tip, I've just added a Young Devi D song I forgot.