Tuesday, March 08, 2005

I Keep A Flick Of You With The Machete Sword In Your Hand

While some people know him only as Chef from the brilliant South Park, Isaac Hayes has contributed quite alot to the vaults of hip-hop. His classic "Walk On By" alone has been sampled by Notorious B.I.G. (Warning), Foxy Brown, Cypress Hill, and about a dozen more. Numerous classics sample Isaac including but not limited to Gangstarr's "Friends Vs. BI," OC's "Born2Live," Mobb Deep's "Back At You," and Biz Markie's "Make The Music." Two of my favorite tracks that sample Chef and his chocolate salty balls are the Geto Boys "My Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me" and MF Doom's heartfelt "?" Featured below are "?" along with the songs sampled by the Geto Boys and the artist formerly know as Zev.

MF Doom f/ Kurious- ? (link 1) (link 2) (buy it if you're crazy) (1999 Fondle 'Em, 2001 Subverse)
Isaac Hayes- Vykkii (link 1) (link 2) (1976, ABC)
Issac Hayes- Hung Up On My Baby (link1) (link2) (buy it!) (1974, Enterprise)

Audio is available through Yousendit.com. Left click one of the two links for each song. Each will eventually give you the same MP3. Hopefully, my hosting will be ironed out soon and things will be easier.


At 2:02 PM, Blogger beez said...

Probably my favourite producer/arranger of all time. Ike is the man. Everything is going according to plan.

At 2:16 PM, Anonymous El Tripps said...

Yo, this must be too fun for you. Maybe I could help with some of the doodies.

At 9:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget Wu-Tang's I Can't Go to Sleep (quite possibly the best Clan track in the 2G) which featured 'Black Moses' himself. I remeber RZA even stating in an interview that he and Hayes were working on an album together. I'm still waiting Mr. Diggs......

History Lesson:
Hayes along with David Porter cranked out hits for 'soul men' Sam & Dave and had a hand in everything put out by Stax Records. (aka. Volt Records, Enterprise Records, the Motown of the South)

Porter's The Masquerade is Over was sampled by RZA for Duel of the Iron Mike a recent LL Cool J track and contains the wicked piano keys from Biggie's Who Shot Ya?.b

At 3:00 PM, Blogger obifromsouthlondon said...

the Warning sample was heavy. still get the cold feeling when I hear that beeper go off. Hayes is a living legend. peace

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Joey said...

Great site. Just added it to the blogroll. Keep bangin'.


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