Saturday 19 May 2012

No samples cleared

In no specific order, the top five greatest Rap songs of the nineties that were somehow hijacked by sample clearance : the original version of AZ's Your World Don't Stop, G'z Up Hoes Down by Snoop, TRU's Smokin' Green, Nothing Move But The Money by Smif-N-Wessun, and this, the original version of Gang Starr's Japan-only bonus cut Doe In Advance with the Ohio Players sample which was eventually released 6 years later as the B. Side to the only Big Shug single its acceptable to own :

Gang Starr - Doe In Advance (original version)
(From Hard To Earn sessions; 1994/The Jig Is Up 12"; 2000)

Posting this today for three reasons : because I woke up with the "like Max Julian I'm the authentic Max" line in my head this morning, because I wish Guru and Primo would've sacrificed both F.A.L.A and Comin' For Datazz on the Hard To Earn tracklisting to include this so the album could've ended on a high instead of just petering out after Mostly Tha Voice, and because we still need to know whether Guru and Solar were buggering each other since a Rapper of Guru's standing deserved far better than the cock of a glorified Soundclick producer. If only Guru and Mister Cee's eyes had met in the Hot 97 toilets one day back in 2003 when Gang Starr were on the verge of disbanding things could've turned out so differently. C'est la vie, c'est la vie.


H.L. said...

I'll give you "Coming For Dat Azz". Pause. But "F.A.L.A."??? No way.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I 'unno, I just never dug the beat or the 1993 style chorus.

Northwest Concert & Events Blog said...

The Doe In Advance track was good and the beat was great.

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