Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Jay-Z - American Gangster [The Samples]



I'm already convinced that American Gangster is the greatest commercial Hip-Hop album of the year. One of the factors pulling me into this decision, I feel, was the brilliant sample-selection and like-minded soulful focus of AG's various producers.

Hip-Hop + Soul = "Great Success!" © Borat

Here are the samples that make up American Gangster:

01. 'New Earth' by Hank Marvin
• Used for 'Pray' by Jay-Z
• Produced by Diddy, LV & Sean C
02. 'Soon I'll Be Loving You Again' by Marvin Gaye
• Used for 'American Dreamin'' by Jay-Z
• Produced by Diddy, LV & Sean; Co-Produced by Mario Winans
03. 'B-Boy Bouillabaisse' by The Beastie Boys
• Used for 'Hello Brooklyn 2.0' by Jay-Z (feat. Lil' Wayne)
• Produced by Bigg D
04. 'Love Serenade' by Barry White
• Used for 'No Hook' by Jay-Z
• Produced by Diddy, LV & Sean C
05. 'Make the Road by Walking' by The Menahan Street Band
• Used for 'Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...)' by Jay-Z
• Produced by Diddy, LV & Sean C
06. 'Does Your Mama Know' by Rudy Love & The Love Family
• Used for 'Sweet' by Jay-Z
• Produced by Diddy, LV & Sean C
07. 'Get Into the Party Life' by Little Beaver
• Used for 'Party Life' by Jay-Z
• Produced by Diddy, LV & Sean C
08. 'Between the Sheets' by The Isley Brothers
• Used for 'Ignorant Shit' by Jay-Z (feat. Beanie Sigel)
• Produced by Just Blaze
09. 'The Love We Share Is the Greatest of Them All' by Tom Brock
• Used for 'Say Hello' by Jay-Z
• Produced by DJ Toomp
10. 'Funky Thing (Pt. 1)' by Larry Ellis & The Black Hammer
• Used for 'Success' by Jay-Z (feat. Nas)
• Produced by No I.D.; Co-Produced by Jermaine Dupri
11. 'Fell for You' by The Dramatics
• Used for 'Fallin'' by Jay-Z
• Produced by Jermaine Dupri; Co-Produced by No I.D.
12. 'Hold On' by En Vogue
• Used for 'Blue Magic' (feat. Pharrell Williams)
• Produced by The Neptunes
13. 'Short Eyes' by Curtis Mayfield
• Used for 'American Gangster' by Jay-Z
• Produced by Just Blaze

19 comments:

  1. You won't believe how hard I was looking for that Little Beaver

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  3. to quote the namesake of the compilation:

    "...you crazy for this one"



    big ups for this...

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  4. Good looks on this! I was missing a couple on my post from earlier this week.

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  5. Ahhhhhhhhh Shit! This is the shit right here. Got an idea Ivan, how bout a Blueprint sample collection! The ultimate soulful rap album...

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  6. Ahhh, you're killing me here....













    ...I'll see what I can do ;-P

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  7. Thanks for lettin' me know...(re-upping right now)

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  8. Thanks - great compilation

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  9. Yo Man, You deserve an award for this...I was just trying to figure out how to burn these 45" (records) onto my computer, hahaha!!!! Thanx Bruh!

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  10. Thanks for the support everybody!

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  11. Outstanding. This is what brought me here... Still on the fence about how good the "actual" AG album is, but I have to agree with you, it's possibly the greatest "Commercial" Hip-Hop album if the year so far. Keep it up, dude. Peace.

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  12. Yea I was going to do a post on this with the zshare but having trouble finding the Harold Marvin and the Little Beaver.

    Hello Brooklyn by the Beastie Boys was also used as well.

    Props homie

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  13. Hello Brooklyn by the Beastie Boys is a part of B-Boy Bouillabaisse...

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  14. just for this post I added you to my delicious account

    it's the roc!

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  15. pharell's hook on "blue magic" also appears inna old reggae track i heard the other night, but I didnt ask the selecta what song it was... anybody recognize the lyrics (from before en vogue)?

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  16. pharell's hook on "blue magic" also appears inna old reggae track i heard the other night, but I didnt ask the selecta what song it was... anybody recognize the lyrics (from before en vogue)?

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  17. yo, no samples for "I Know"?

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