Favorite sample in a rap song

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  1. Mike Broadman

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    Ah, the delicate art of sampling. There are a lot of lame ones, and a lot of really clever ones. What are your faves?

    I've just been listening to De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising. On the song Eye Know, they sample and loop a snippet from Peg by Steely Dan, and integrate very nicely with the song. Very cool.
     
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    "Turn The Lights Down Low" by Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill
     
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    While I don't like sampling as a musical crutch (Thank you, 99.9 percent of the rap industry), when it comes to sample-scapers (those who integrate lots of them into a sound universe), I like (sorry that I'm only listing artists):

    -Janet Jackson (pre-"All For You")

    -Depeche Mode

    -Art Of Noise

    -Arthur Baker

    That's it, really, but I'm not up for a flame war. I'm done.

    Sincerely,

    John "Burn in Hell, Sean Combs" Kilduff
     
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    Mariah Carey's sample of a sample. I forgot the name.
     
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    Nice & Smooth - song "slow & quick", sampled from Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car"
     
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    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.....DROP!

    Originally used by The Beastie Boys, sampled by themselves and The Blackeyed Peas in well...Drop
     
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    You know, I don't even know if it's original music, but I was suspecting that it was a sample. From Cypress Hill Rap/Rock Superstar. I liked the song originally, but when I heard only that sample (prominently used for Training Day both in the film and in the trailer), I realized that it was the sample I enjoyed the most.

    Of course, I might not be giving CH credit if it was original.
     
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    I just picked up a Gang Starr CD. At point in the song "I Am the Man", they sample a Charles Mingus bass intro and use it as the base for the rest of the tune. That's so awesome!
     
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    Just about anything by The Beastie Boys, particularly the track they use in "Egg Man".
     
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