Sunday, July 13, 2008

Above the Law - Livin' Like Hustlers [The Samples]



Phat shouts to HHIR fam FXS (once again) for hooking up yet another West coast classic! Released in 1990, Livin' Like Hustlers was an influential West coast record spearheaded by none other than Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and other Left coast greats. As usual, this gangsta rap album is built heavily around a bevy of funk samples. Listen to this great sample set and feel free to throw up a dub or two, no matter where you are! Cop this!

8 comments:

  1. "All hail to those that believe in rhyme"....I can't thank you enough for this set!!! ATL was (I guess still is) one of my favorite groups from Cali....187um, Total Chaos, KMG the Illustrator & DJ GoMack (what up Laylaw) came with some shit back in the day....when I first heard "Murder Rap" with what I believed to be an "Ironside" sample I went right to the record store (anybody remember those?) to get that shit!!! I know they gave Dr. Dre most of the credit for the albums production and his "influences" can be found throughout the project, but 187um seems to get slighted. I really really feel the melodic joints that he crafted as the group went forward (especially his work with Kokane!)

    Any chance you've got the set for "Black Mafia Life"??? Than shit was incredible to me and I know the sample set is a loooong list!!

    Thanks for all you do in giving us these classic joints behind the classic joints!!!

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  2. Peace guys. Another great set. I'll have to check out Above the Law now.

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  3. Will: Thanks for all the comments, man! I really appreciate it! It makes putting all these sets together much more worthwhile.

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  4. b.d.: I'll see if FXS is up for another ATL set.

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  5. One of the greatest albums from my high school years. I killed this tape in my walkman. And not many people I know have ever heard it. Good ish right here. Thanks again

    Vincent
    thimk.wordpress.com

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  6. You have been, and always will be, THE SHIT!!!
    Much respect, Ivan. Peace!

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  7. YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY.,!!.,.IM IN HEIVAN !!LOL!!!

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  8. WICKED!
    big thanx to you Ivan, jus found dis blog a couple of days ago, and man it´s sum heavy work you do. Above the Law has always been one of my favourite westcoast groups! "livin like hustlers" & "black mafia life" kills all competition, period!

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