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Thursday, December 18, 2008

10 Record Guaranteed to Rock a Party

This was originally posted on the Bladerunners blog.

It goes without saying, but this is a pretty legit list. It's also a fun "name who sampled it" exercise. One of the best sources for looking up sample sources is The Breaks.

Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun (Larry Levan Mix)

Sample source for:
2 Live Crew - "Get Loose Now"
Antoinette - "Here She Comes"
Bush Babees - "The Love Song"
Busy Bee - "Jazzy on the Mix"
Caveman - "Troglodyte History"
Eric B and Rakim - "Musical Massacre"
Everlast - "Syndicate Soldier"
Grandmaster Flash - "She's Fresh"
Ice T - "Power"
Jungle Brothers - "On the Run"
Lisa Lisa - "Skip to My Lu"
Low Profile - "Funky Song"
Marky Mark - "The Last Song on Side B"
MARRS - "Pump up the Volume"
Nuyorican Soul - "Mind Trips"
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - "Check this Out"
Tony Touch - "I Wonder Why? (He's The Greatest DJ)"
Ultramagnetic MCs - "Make it Happen"
Ultramagnetic MCs - "Watch Me Now"

Magic Disco Machine - Scratchin'

Sample source for:
C + C Music Factory - "Things That Make You Go Hmm"
Eazy-E - "Eazi-Er Said Than Dunn"
Eric B and Rakim - "Put Your Hands Together"
Mantronix - "King of the Beats"
MC Shan - "The Bridge"
Original Concept - "Running Yo Mouth"
Run-DMC - "Jam Master Jay"
Wreckx-N-Effect - "Rump Shaker"

Freedom - Get Up and Dance

Sample source for:
Beck - "Where it's At"
Boogie Down Productions - "You Must Learn"
Disco Dave & the Cash Crew - "High Power Rap"
Grandmaster Flash - "Freedom"
Kool Moe Dee - "Don't Dance"
LL Cool J - "No Frontin' Allowed"
MC Shan - "Freedom"
Poison Clan - "Rough Nigga Gets Busy"
Positive K - "I Got a Man"
Redhead Kingpin - "It's a Love Thing"
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - "Get up and Have a Good Time"
SWV - "Anything"
(the-breaks didn't mention "Birthday Party" by Grandmaster Flash, but this is used for that too)

Herman Kelly & Life - Dance to the Drummer's Beat

Sample source for:
2 Live Crew - "Megamixx"
Beats International - "Dance to the Drummer's Beat"
Body & Soul - "Dance to the Drummer's Beat"
Brownstone - "Let's Get it Started"
Cut 'N' Move - "Get Serious"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - "Live at Union Square"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - "Magnificent Jazzy Jeff"
Kaos - "Let the People Dance"
Low Profile - "How Ya Livin'"
Masters at Work - "Jeep Bonus"
NWA - "Dopeman"
Original Concept - "Pump That Bass"
Richie Rich - "(My DJ) Pump it Up"
Rodney O & Joe Cooley - "Yeah Boy"
Two Kings in a Cipher - "Kemit-Cal Reaction"

The-breaks didn't list the song I most recognize Dance to the Drummer's Beat from. It's a great cut off the instrumental pressing of Stones Throw's Third Unheard compilation of Connecticut hip-hop.

Mr. Magic - Party Rap Instrumental

I bought the instrumental LP a few years ago during an epic record store tour of NYC. I wrote out a list of shops and had my cousin guide me all over the city. I found the record at Fat Beats, where I was bitched out for breaking the plastic seal on some record. It was funny, my visit to Fat Beats was right after I hit up Turntable Lab where I asked politely to open a sealed record and the guys looked at me like I was crazy for asking and told me of course I could open records. Partly as a consequence I have been a frequent Turntable Lab customer since, and have never shopped at Fat Beats again.


Third Unheard - Connecticut Hip-Hop 1979-1983