Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die [The Samples]



A Kevin Nottingham/HHIR collabo was bound to happen one of these days, right? Well, we decided to work on 'Ready to Die', The Notorious B.I.G.'s classic debut album which contains an EXTENSIVE set of samples. The set was so big (pun intended....not a Big Pun pun though) that we had to organize it into three discs. Unbelievable... Rest in Peace BIG!

Enjoy:

DISC ONE:

01. 'Superfly' by Curtis Mayfield
• Sampled for 'Intro' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen
02. 'Rapper's Delight' by Sugarhill Gang
• Sampled for 'Intro' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen
03. 'Top Billin'' by Audio Two
• Sampled for 'Intro' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen
04. 'Tha Shiznit' by Snoop Doggy Dogg
• Sampled for 'Intro' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen
05. 'Summer Breeze' by The Main Ingredient
• Sampled for 'Things Done Changed' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Dominic Owens & Kevin Scott
06. 'California My Way' by The Main Ingredient
• Sampled for 'Things Done Changed' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Dominic Owens & Kevin Scott
07. 'Lil' Ghetto Boy' by Dr. Dre
• Sampled for 'Things Done Changed' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Dominic Owens & Kevin Scott
08. 'Coldblooded' by James Brown
• Sampled for 'Gimme the Loot' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
09. 'Throw Ya Gunz' by Onyx
• Sampled for 'Gimme the Loot' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
10. 'What They Hittin' Foe?' by Ice Cube
• Sampled for 'Gimme the Loot' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
11. 'Just to Get A Rep' by Gang Starr
• Sampled for 'Gimme the Loot' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
12. 'Scenario (Remix)' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Sampled for 'Gimme the Loot' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
13. 'Something Extra' by Black Heat
• Sampled for 'Machine Gun Funk' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
14. 'Up for the Down Stroke' by Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns
• Sampled for 'Machine Gun Funk' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
15. 'Chief Rocka' by Lords of the Underground
• Sampled for 'Machine Gun Funk' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee

DISC TWO:

16. 'Walk On By' by Isaac Hayes
• Sampled for 'Warning' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
17. 'Singing in the Morning' by Ohio Players
• Sampled for 'Ready to Die' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
18. 'Impeach the President' by The Honey Drippers
• Sampled for 'Ready to Die' & 'Unbelievable' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
19. 'Hospital Prelude of Love Theme' by Willie Hutch
• Sampled for 'Ready to Die' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
20. 'Ain't No Half Steppin'' by Big Daddy Kane
• Sampled for 'Ready to Die' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
21. 'Two to the Head' by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
• Sampled for 'Ready to Die' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
22. 'Hydra' by Grover Washington Jr.
• Sampled for 'One More Chance' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs, Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen & The Bluez Brothers
23. 'Who's Makin' Love?' by Lou Donaldson
• Sampled for 'One More Chance' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs, Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen & The Bluez Brothers
24. 'Juicy Fruit' by Mtume
• Sampled for 'Juicy Fruit' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen & Poke
25. 'Either Way' by Dave Grusin
• Sampled for 'Everyday Struggle' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by The Bluez Brothers
26. 'Computer Love' by Zapp
• Sampled for 'Me & My Bitch' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs, Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen & The Bluez Brothers
27. 'Between the Sheets' by The Isley Brothers
• Sampled for 'Big Poppa' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs & Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen
28. 'I Get Lifted' by George McCrae
• Sampled for 'Respect' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen & Poke

DISC THREE:

29. 'Vicious' by Black Mamba
• Sampled for 'Friend of Mine' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
30. 'Seventh Heaven' by Gwen Guthrie
• Sampled for 'Friend of Mine' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
31. 'The Jam' by Graham Central Station
• Sampled for 'Friend of Mine' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
32. 'Spirit of the Boogie' by Kool & The Gang
• Sampled for 'Friend of Mine' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Easy Mo Bee
33. 'Remind Me' by Patrice Rushen
• Sampled for 'Unbelievable' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by DJ Premier
34. 'The What' by The Notorious B.I.G. (feat. Method Man)
• Sampled for 'Unbelievable' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by DJ Premier
35. 'Your Body's Callin'' by R. Kelly
• Sampled for 'Unbelievable' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by DJ Premier
36. 'Lonely Fire' by Miles Davis
• Sampled for 'Suicidal Thoughts' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Lord Finesse
37. 'I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over' by David Porter
• Sampled for 'Who Shot Ya? [Extended Version Bonus Track]' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs & Nashiem Myrick for The Hitmen
38. 'Blues & Pants' by James Brown
• Sampled for 'Just Playing (Dreams) [Extended Version Bonus Track]' by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Produced by Rashad Smith

10 comments:

  1. Man, I can't believe we pulled this one off... this tracklist is CRAZY!

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  2. That is freakin' HILARIOUS that you included "The What" as one of the "original songs sampled". I know you're just being thorough, guys, but that was surprisingly meta. Well played.

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  3. "unbelievable" is right. this series is about the best thing in rap blogging at the moment. the hard work is appreciated!

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  4. Damn! I thought Xmas was last month... I don't enuff time in a week to listen to all this goodness. but keep 'em coming. Peace!

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  5. Lets not forget the track Unbelievable was made by premo and he is known to sample vocals from older tracks or tracks already made for the album from the artist he is producing the beat. Premo heard The What and sampled some vocals from it.

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  6. Do you know the sample used for The What?

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  7. pan head gun man tune is missing from this set, sampled in respect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVZMVXum7ik

    booya such a tune fo tha gun man dem, fiyah ball!!

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  8. what sample used in the one more chance original version & O.G. edition in the minute 1:14???????

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