Bob James – the sampling list continues

Ever wondered where Warren G got samples for ‘Regulate’? How about Coolio’s track ‘C U When U Get There’ or ‘Guess Who’s Back’ by Rakim? What about ‘Beats to the Rhyme’ by Run-DMC or ‘Take You There’ by Pete Rock and CL Smooth? Wonder no more… legendary smooth jazz pioneer Bob James is your man.

In the Feb/Mar issue of HYPE we document Bob James’ career since he started to play professionally in the 50s, but his extensive discography of work which has been sampled by our favourite rappers over the years was not nearly enough to fit onto two pages. Here’s the complete list of his impressive influence he’s had over rap music.  For more on Bob James buy your copy of HYPE Magazine TODAY!

*Sampled song


One: (CTI 1974)
* “Valley of the Shadows”
DJ Shadow’s “DJ Shadow’s Theme”
DJ Shadow’s “Entropy”
Group Home’s “The Realness”
K-Solo’s “Everybody Knows Me”
Leaders of the New School’s “Time Will Tell”
Sam Sever’s “What’s That Sound?”
Sixtoo’s “The Canada Project”
Ugly Duckling’s “If You Wanna Know”
* “In the Garden”
Coolio’s “C U When I Get There”
Dr. Octagon’s “I Got to Tell You”
* “Night on Bald Mountain”
Adam F’s “Brand New Funk”
David Shire’s “Night on Disco Mountain”
Deda’s “Nasty Scene”
DJ Magic Mike’s “Exile Via Freestyle”
Eric B and Rakim’s “Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em”
Ministere Amer’s “Traitres”
* “Feel Like Making Love”
Mannish’s “Tasha’s Room”
Onyx’s “Stik N Muve”
Papa Chuk’s “Trunk of Funk”
Public Enemy’s “Louder than a Bomb”
Youngstas’s “Wild Child”
* “Nautilus”
A Tribe Called Quest’s “Clap Your Hands”
Alkaholiks’s “Daaam!”
All Natural’s “Think Again”
Basement Khemist’s “Correct Technique”
Camp Lo’s “Black Nostaljack”
Chubb Rock’s “Keep it Street”
DJ Food’s “Spiral Dub”
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s “Jazzy’s Groove”
Dream Warriors’s “Voyage Through the Multiverse”
EPMD’s “Brothers on My Jock”
Eric B and Rakim’s “Follow the Leader”
Eric B and Rakim’s “Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em”
Freestylers’s “Warning”
Geto Boys’s “Snitches”
Ghostface Killah’s “Daytona 500”
Group Home’s “Inna Citi Life”
Ice T’s “?”
JCD and the Dawg lb’s “Over Pussy”
Jeru’s “My Mind Spray”
Joe Budden’s “Yo, Yo, Yo”
Jungle Brothers’s “Book of Rhyme Pages”
K-Solo’s “Everybody Knows Me”
Keith Murray’s “The Rhyme”
King Sun’s “Big Shots”
Kruder & Dorfmeister’s “Original Bedroom Rockers”
Large Professor ft Pete Rock’s “The Rap World”
Leaders of the New School’s “Show Me a Hero”
Lord Shafiyq’s “My Mic is on Fire”
Lyrical Prophecy’s “You Can’t Swing This”
Main Source’s “Live at the Barbecue”
Mary J. Blige’s “Just Mary”
Mary J. Blige ft Nas & DMX’s “Sincerity”
Mekon’s “Phatty’s Lunch Box”
Mike Zoot’s “Scene”
Naughty by Nature’s “Cruddy Clique”
Nice & Smooth’s “No Delayin’”
Onyx’s “Black Vagina Finda”
Onyx’s “Throw Ya Gunz”
Organized Konfusion’s “Stray Bullet”
Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “Take You There”
Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “The Sun Won’t Come Out”
Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “What’s Next on the Menu?”
Poison Clan’s “Paper Chase”
Poor Righteous Teachers’s “Word is Bond”
Project M’s “The Place to Be”
Public Enemy’s “Anti-Nigger Machine”
Puff Daddy ft Busta Rhymes and Notorious BIG’s “Victory”
Queen Mother Rage’s “Slippin’ into Darkness”
Red Myers’s “Shoplifter”
Run-DMC’s “Beats to the Rhyme”
Run-DMC’s “Groove to the Sound”
Salt-N-Pepa’s “Doper than Dope”
Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story”
Soul II Soul’s “Jazzie’s Groove”
Tame One’s “Torture Chamber”
The Roots ft Mos Def’s “Double Trouble”
Threat’s “Bust One Fa Me”
Tim Dog’s “Bronx Nigga”
Tim Dog’s “I’ll Wax Anybody”
Tim Dog’s “Low Down Nigga”
Ultramagnetic MCs’s “Ced Gee (Delta Force One)”
Ultramagnetic MCs’s “Moe Love on the One & Two”
Ultramagnetic MCs’s “Raise it Up”

Two: (CTI 1975)
* “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” (Drums)
2 Live Crew’s “Megamixx II”
2 Live Crew’s “Who’s Fucking Who?”
Alkaholiks’s “Who Dem Niggas”
Awesome II’s “Ahooga”
Beastie Boys’s “Hold it Now, Hit It”
Biz Markie’s “Cool V’s Tribute to Scratching”
Black Rock & Ron’s “You Can’t Do Me None”
Caron Wheeler’s “Livin’ in the Light”
Chemical Brothers’s “Dig Your Own Hole”
Dan the Automator’s “Music to be Murdered By”
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s “Hip Hop Dancer’s Theme”
Ed OG’s “Feel Like a Nut”
Eric B and Rakim’s “Don’t Sweat the Technique”
Eric B and Rakim’s “Eric B Made My Day”
Eric B and Rakim’s “The Punisher”
Ghostface Killah ft Method Man, Raekwon & Superb’s “Flowers”
Gina Thompson’s “The Things That You Do”
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s “Freelance”
Gravediggaz’s “Pass the Shovel”
Heavy D’s “Nuttin’ But Love”
Ice Cube’s “I Wanna Kill Sam”
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo’s “Deathwish”
Kwame’s “Itz Oh Kay”
Kwame’s “Ownlee Eue”
LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells”
Mantronix’s “Get Stupid”
Mantronix’s “King of the Beats”
Miles Davis’s “Work It”
Naughty by Nature’s “Let the Ho’s Go”
Nightmares on Wax’s “Coming Down”
Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “Lots of Lovin’”
Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “The Sun Won’t Come Out”
PM Dawn’s “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss”
Poison Clan’s “Action”
Prince Johnny C’s “Comin’ to Get Ya”
Public Enemy’s “1 Million Bottlebags”
Run-DMC’s “Peter Piper”
Slick Rick’s “The Moment I Feared”
Succuss N Effect’s “Real Deal”
Terminator X’s “Ain’t Got Nuttin’”
TKA’s “Maria”
UBC’s “Harlem $2.50 Pyramid”
World Class Wreckin’ Cru’s “Cabbage Patch”
X-Ecutioners’s “Mad Flava”
* “I Feel a Song (In My heart)”
Daddy-O’s “?”
King Just’s “Pain”
Miilkbone’s “Mindgamez”
* “The Golden Apple”
Group Home’s “Baby Pa”
* “Farandole (L’Arlesienne Suite #2)”
Company Flow’s “Krazy Kings”
DJ Magic Mike’s “Class is in Session”
DJ Static’s “Mr. Fantastic”
Ministere Amer’s “Traitres”
Powerule’s “Back”
UNKLE’s “Lonely Soul”
Xzibit’s “Recycled Assassins”
* “You’re as Right as Rain”
Boogie Down Productions’s “Questions and Answers”
King Sun’s “Big Shots”
Kwest’s “Lubrication”

Three: (CTI 1976)
* “One Mint Julep”
Organized Konfusion’s “P.S. 48”
Professor X’s “The Definition of a Sissy”
Snoop Dogg ft Slick Rick’s “Lodi Dodi 98”
* “Women of Ireland”
Abstract Rude’s “Who’s Mic is This?”
* “Storm King” (Intro)
Anotha Level’s “What’s That Cha Say?”
Brother Ali’s “Ali Boombaye”
Ed OG’s “Feel Like a Nut”
Grand Daddy IU’s “Mass Destruction”
New Edition’s “Hit Me Off”
NWA’s “Alwayz into Somethin’”
Private Investigators’s “Walk On”
Red Foo & Dre Kroon’s “Life is a Game of Chess”
The New Style’s “Smooth Mood”
* “Westchester Lady”
Abstract Rude ft Tribe Unique’s “Who’s Mic is This?”
Adam F’s “Circles”
Bumble BHE’s “Wake up from an Amerikkkan Dream”
Dilated Peoples’s “Weed vs. Beer”
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s “A Touch of Jazz”
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s “Here We Go Again”
Foreplay’s “Play Lady Play”
Low Profile’s “No Mercy”
Massive Attack’s “Unfinished Symphony”
Sven Van Hees’s “Tabla Rasa”

Four: (CTI 1977)
* “El Verano”
Cocoa Brovaz’s “Blown Away”
Masta Ace’s “NY Confidential”
* “Treasure Island”
DJ Spooky ft Organized Konfusion’s “Murder by Syntax”
Dose One’s “As for Bias”
Sie’s “Message from Jupiter”
* “Tappan Zee”
Arrested Development’s “People Everyday”
Common’s “Two Scoops of Raisins”
Gospel Gangstas’s “Vengeance is Mine”
Rappin’ 4-Tay’s “Sucka Free”
Warren G’s “I Shot the Sheriff”

Heads: (CTI 1977)
* “One Loving Night”
DJ Clue’s “?”
Lost Boys’s “Beasts from the East”
* “Night Crawler”
Mic Geronimo’s “Wherever You Are”


Touchdown: (Columbia 1978)
* “I Want to Thank You (Very Much)”
D-Sisve’s “Popped”
Louis Logic’s “Factotum”
* “Angela”
Souls of Mischief’s “Cabfare”
* “Carribean Nights”
Redman’s “I Can’t Wait”

Lucky Seven: (CTI 1979)
* “Blue Lick”
Digable Planets’s “Jettin’”
DJ Honda’s “Team Players”
Grav’s “Intro”
Jedi’s “Malka Skai des Commores”
KRS-One’s “Team Players”
* “Look-Alike”
Edan’s “MC’s Smoke Crack”
Gang Starr’s “The ? Remainz”
Geto Boys’s “Gangsta (Put Me Down)”
Kwame’s “The Rhythm”
Pete Rock’s “Play Dis Only at Night”

sign of the times
Sign of the Times: (Tappan Zee 1981)
* “Sign of the Times”
De la Soul’s “Keepin’ the Faith”
Warren G’s “Regulate”

hands down

Hands Down: (CBS 1982)
* “Shamboozie”
Rakim’s “Guess Who’s Back”


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