I was going to put this up earlier, but whatever. Little something for your Sunday night.
A little while ago I noticed that a lot of my favourite hip-hop songs, or at least, the ones that I tend to play at full volume and on repeat for hours, contain samples from old soul songs. About 2 months ago I started pulling the samples and put them into a playlist. I wasn’t going to post it but it’s too good to keep to myself.
The mixtape is deliberately ordered and plays through beautifully, so when you pop it into iTunes, make sure you arrange it by track order. Either way its, like, really damn great.
There’s too many to do in one tape, so this is going to the first of several tapes. Anyway, tracklist is as follows;
Trouble Man by Marvin Gaye (Sampled in Cool Down by Jazz Liberatorz)
La La Means I Love You by The Delfonics (Sampled in Holla by Ghostface Killah, prod. by Ghostface Killah)
I’ve Changed by The Magictones (Sampled In New Wu by Raekwon, prod. by RZA)
Common Man by David Ruffin (Sampled in Never Change by Jay-Z, prod. by Kanye West)
I Forgot To Be Your Lover by William Bell (Sampled in Growing Pains by Ludacris, prod. by P. King)
Memories Are Here To Stay by The Intruders (Sampled in The 6th Sense by Common, prod. by DJ Premier)
A Legend In His Own Mind by Gil Scott Heron (Sampled in Mr. Nigga by Mos Def, prod. by D-Prosper & Mos Def)
I Choose You by Willie Hutch (Sampled in International Players Anthem by UGK feat. Outkast, prod. by DJ Paul & Juicy J)
I Wish You Were Here by Al Green (Sampled in Wanna Test by Lootpack, prod. by Madlib)
That Ain’t The Way You Make Love by Z.Z. Hill (Sampled in Fancy Clown by Madvillain, prod. by Madlib)
I Want To Go Back by The Impressions (Sampled in Go Crazy by Young Jeezy, prod. by Don Cannon)
It’s Too Late by Otis Redding (Sampled in Gone by Kanye West, prod. by Kanye West)
After Laughter (Comes Tears) by Wendy Rene (Sampled in Tearz by Wu Tang Clan, prod. by RZA)
It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World by James Brown (Sampled in Man’s World by Beanie Sigel, prod. by NO I.D.)
Down By The River by Buddy Miles (Sampled in She Said by Pharcyde, prod. by Slim Kid 3)
Who Am I by The O’Jays (Sampled In Who I Am by The Diplomats, prod. by Heatmakerz)
Cause I Love You by Lenny Williams (Sampled in Overnight Celebrity by Twista, prod. by Kanye West)
Lovin’ You by Johnny “Guitar” Watson (Sampled in People Talkin’ by Jay-Z, prod. by Ski)