Monday, March 31, 2008

Deconstructing "Come Home With Me"

Cam'ron - Come Home With Me [The Samples]

Here's the next Dip-set (corny, I know). It's for Cam's first album for Roc-a-fella and his highest selling by far. It was helmed by the likes of Kanye, Just and the Heatmakerz so, as expected, the samples come Proper. The sample of "Dead or Alive" is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. One Caveat, I couldn't find the full version of Joe Simon's "I'll take care of you", used by the Heatmakerz on "Boy Boy", so I included a 30 second snippet. If anyone has or knows how to get the full song, hit me up in the comments.

The Oscar ('Intro') 1 Blue Magic
I'm Going Down ('Oh Boy') 2 Rose Royce
Ambitionz Az A Ridah' ('Live My Life') 3 2Pac
Sound of Da Police ('Live My Life') 4 KRS-One
Day Dreaming ('Daydreaming') 5 Aretha Franklin
She is My Lady ('Come Home With Me') 6 Donny Hathaway
Easy ('Hey Ma') 7 The Commodores
You, Me And He ('On Fire Tonight') 8 Mtume
Have You Seen Her ('On Fire Tonight') 9 Chi-Lites
Untitled (How Does It Feel) ('I Just Wanna') 10 D'Angelo
Lazarus ('Dead Or Alive') 11 Buffy Sainte-Marie
Warlock ('The ROC') 12 Tilsley Orchestra
I'll Take Care of You ('Boy Boy') 13 Joe Simon
Love Me in a Special Way ('Tomorrow') 14 DeBarge

Deconstructing Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic Immunity [The Samples] - The Diplomats

Inspired by the work of the legendary (at least around my neck of the interwebs) Ivan and Kev, I have decided to go diggin' myself and compile sample sets for my personal albums. Having come of age as a Hip-Hop fan in New York in the early 2000's, it's only appropriate that my first few sets are from Dipset. I'll eventually be posting the 4 ROC/Dispet albums. People tend to forget how soulful the Dip were and how great the Heatmakerz were so hopefully the soulfulness and eclecticism of this set will remind others (as it did me). Peace.

P.S. - Unlike Kev and Ivan, I won't be writing on the covers, rather I'll have a friend remake the covers thematicaly (hence pink stars and Purple stripes [||] for Diplomatic Immunity).

Why Dont You Make Up Your Mind ('Un Casa') 1 Peabo Bryson
Who Am I ('Who Am I') 2 O'Jays
Headed For A Heartbreak ('Ground Zero') 3 Winger
Cry Together ('Real N*ggas') 4 O'Jays
Help (Somebody Please) ('More Than Music') 5 O'Jays
Closer ('Beautiful Noise') 6 B.T. Express
One In A Million ('Dipset Anthem') 7 Sanchez
Easy ('Hey Ma (Remix)') 8 The Commodores
I Got Over Love ('I Really Mean It') 9 Major Harris
Look What You've Done ('My Love') 10 The Moments
I Stand Accused ('I Love You') 11 Jerry Butler
Too Blind To See ('Purple Haze') 12 Dorothy Moore
Let There Be Light ('The First') 13 Jeff Tyzik
1st Of Tha Month ('The First') 14 Bone Thugs
Mirror Of My Soul ('DJ Enuff Freestyle') 15 O V Wright
King's Motorcade ('What's Really Good') 16 Nile Rodgers
Yes I'm Ready ('I'm Ready') 17 Barbara Mason
Bout It Bout It ('Bout It Bout It....,pt. 3) 18 Master P
We Built This City ('Built This City') 19 Jefferson Starship
Lets Get It On ('Let's Go') 20 Marvin Gaye

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Steel Pulse - Random Collection


They are one of the finest Bands of all-time.

Brother to Brother - Chance With You

Some old school Disco-Funk

Brother to Brother - Chance With You

Monday, March 24, 2008

"Jr Gong" - 1 Loaf of Bread

I don't need to say anything, just watch.

And before anyone points it out, yes I heard the line, but the blog name stays.

Friday, March 14, 2008

You've Got to Love Objectivism

Rand: [mid-sentence] "...for healthy children to use handicapped materials. I quite agree with the speaker's indignation. I think it's a monstrous thing — the whole progression of everything they're doing — to feature, or answer, or favor the incompetent, the retarded, the handicapped, including, you know, the kneeling buses and all kinds of impossible expenses. I do not think that the retarded should be ~allowed~ to come ~near~ children. Children cannot deal, and should not have to deal, with the very tragic spectacle of a handicapped human being. When they grow up, they may give it some attention, if they're interested, but it should never be presented to them in childhood, and certainly not as an example of something ~they~ have to live down to."

- Ayn Rand, The Age of Mediocrity, Q & A Ford Hall Forum, April, 1981

Thursday, March 13, 2008

For the Massive

Jay-Z + Mavado = Gold

Great Article on Mavado in Fader

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I dedicate this to...

a great hero of mine, Elliot Spitzer. He was an a-hole and proud of it. Well, things happen, at least she was FINE.

Ain't no love in the heart of the city

Monday, March 10, 2008

Smoke Bobby, Smoke

A great album of Dylan Reggae covers. (Click on album cover to download)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Best Show on Tv*

*Now that "The Wire" has ended.
Charlie Rose

except I don't remember the last time I actually watched it on a television.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

One of the most interesting things I've ever seen

Monday, March 3, 2008

I'm on my Sh...

2 Stone Cold Bonafide Classic Flips


Talk 2 'em

Ventilation is probably my favorite so far. The sample is just beautiful. After I'm Done I might do a post of all of the samples that I used. Maybe.

The Queen of Soul

Sharon Jones
Let Them Knock

Something's Changed

Sunday, March 2, 2008

More Goon Muzik



Jackin' For Horns(Hiatus)


All Of Me

These (especially Hiatus) use somewhat more recognizable samples than the previous batch.

African Disco

Hey Lia Tunga

Some Str8 funky shit.

Goon Muzik

My Weekend

Dear Diary

Fam Reunion

Long Way To Go

Send Him Some Love

Get No Younger

The syncing isn't always perfect but I'm shocked by how well they all turned out.