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Sample vs Original

Sample VS Original, By  Jasmine AdarkwaThis week we dedicate our Sample vs Original feature to a selection of iconic rappers of the West Coast. We bring you four hip-hop classics and the songs from which they originated and we ask; Is West Coast the best coast when it comes to great sampling? It’s fairly well known that Warren G used the sample from Michael McDonald’s 1982 hit song I Keep Forgettin(Every Time You’re Near”) on his 1994 classic  ‘Regulate’. I keep forgetting was taken from the album If That’s What It Take’. This is blue-eyed soul at it’s best and it never seems to date. The sample can be heard at (0.21).   Footsteps In The Dark by The Isley Brothers, recorded in 1977  was used on Rapper, Ice Cubes 1992 classic Today Was A Good Day’. Listen to the original from (0.06) and hear the sample at (0.10)… Scottish actor and musician David McCallum’s little known song,‘The Edge‘ is from his 1968 album ‘Music: A Bit More Of Me’. Dr Dre uses this sample on his 1999 single ‘The Next Episode’. It wouldn’t be a West Coast rapper dedication without including the legendary 2pac. Released in 1996, the song ‘All Eyez On Me’ is taken from the album of the same name, uses the sample from Linda Clifford’s 1979 smooth disco song; ‘Never Gonna Stop Loving You’.