This is interesting…I was just listening to a CD called “Hey That’s Funny!”. It’s a comedy compilation CD consisting of stand-up comedy routines and skits from various comedians dating from the 60’s through to the 90’s. There’s some hilarious stuff on there, a lot of stuff I’ve heard before and a lot that I hadn’t, but that’s not the impetus of this post. What’s so interesting is that on 3 straight tracks, tracks I had never heard before, there was a very recognizable (to me anyway) old school-era-to-golden age-era hip-hop sample. 3 straight tracks I got THAT feeling on.
It has been quite a while since I got that good old familiar feeling of “sample recognition”. You know that feeling? Old hip-hop heads know it, they have to. Its law somewhere in some jurisdiction. Or maybe its science. Or science law maybe. I don’t know…I’m getting ahead of myself here. Sample Recognition is that thing your brain does where as the bit that’s been sampled is playing, you stop whatever you’re doing and your head swerves upward to the right, sort of like a dog that’s caught the scent of a decidedly rancid garbage can 4 blocks away. A smile inadvertently spreads across the breadth of your face, earlobe to earlobe, and without any deliberate precognitive notion, you finish the sample by either saying it aloud or mouthing it. After the sample is completed, individual responses vary**.
So I sez to myself…”Self”, I sez…”it’s been awhile since you’ve given these philistines a game to play”. And it has. It’s been a while since I’ve handed out any Rumbletummy Phun Bux (redeemable for 2 “LOL” or 1 “LMBCRAOROFL” replies to any post***) and they are piling up around the teepee. Let’s see who’s got the chops. The rules are simple: I’ll provide a list of source material from any number of media: movies, television, albums, etc. Just not any other song samples. If you want to play, you reply with the name of either the song, the group, the actual sample, or any combination of the three. Some are quite specific while others, like Richard Pryor, Wu-Tang, & Scarface, will have oodles of mentions…but so what!??!
The poster with the most correct replies wins!****
Mister Roberts - National Lampoon Gun Control – Saturday Night Live The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress Rebel Without A Cause (radio announcer) Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang Hoodlum Wattstax – Jesse Jackson Wattstax – Rufus Thomas This Is Your FBI Usual Suspects Two on the Road a.k.a. Fearless Dragons Delirious – Eddie Murphy 5 Deadly Venoms Ten Tigers From Kwantung Bangin’ In Little Rock The Killer J.D.’s Revenge Wild Style Sesame Street – Big Bird Hindenburg Disaster – Herbert Morrison Saturday Night Live – Don Pardo Shogun Assassin Scarface Goodfellas Inaugural Address – John Fitzgerald Kennedy The Education of Sonny Carson Breakthrough: An Amazing Experiment In Electronic Communication with the Dead – Unknown Woman
** = Some folks have been known to pump their fists and smile wildly, some folks have been content to smugly smirk and just nod their heads in the affirmative. Still others have been compelled to spend work time organizing posts on the internet to see who else gets giddy at this kind of shit. *** = I reserve the right not to reply like that and might even call you nasty names. **** = Unless they are a terrorist because then the terrorists really will have won.