Monday, December 1, 2008

The Massacre [The Samples]



You'd be hard pressed to find a Fiddy fan who likes The Massacre more than Get Rich or Die Tryin'. I sure as hell ain't one of those people. But I will admit that The Massacre had its fair share of hits - and a lion's share of great production. A notable beat by the late Disco D immediately comes to mind, as well as contributions by Dre, Rotem, Tek, Storch, Em' and more. The production quality on The Massacre didn't quite grab the listener as it did on GRODT, but it definitely had some bangers, many of which were built upon soul samples. For this reason, I just had to give it a shot and put together a sample set for The Massacre.

The final result is pretty impressive. Here we've got a sizable dosage of obscure R&B and soul records, along with some hip hop main-stays. I'm speaking in particular about the intro segment to Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid In Full (Seven Minutes of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)". For those that don't know, that interesting "doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo..." that you hear at the beginning of "...The Coldcut Remix" -- along with Fiddy's "Candy Shop" -- comes from a remix of its own, taken from "Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)". Have fun looking for it, as it's tucked in there kinda sneakishly. Here's a hint: it's in the second half of the track. I dunno why, but I just love searching for those little nuances, which later become hip hop must-know knowledge. Here's some trivia concerning the production for "Candy Shop": The track was produced by Scott Storch, presumably in his Miami studio. He was with Fat Joe who pushed Scott to include the "Love Break" sample into the intro to "Candy Shop". This tale was recollected by Fat Joe on Hot 97 (if I'm not mistaken), back in '05. It's ironic because on that same album, 50 Cent would go after Fat Joe, prompting a "beef" that is still yet to be resolved.

Anyways... I've also included in this set the song "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face" by Coldplay, because although it wasn't sampled for "God Gave Me Style", it definitely served as an influence. As always, lemme know if I left anything out. And as always, turn it up!!

18 comments:

  1. Oh dear...

    Ski Mask Way + 99% filler = Dud.

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  2. True, true. Production was dyn-o-miiite though. Ya gotta admit it.

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  3. By the way, you know you like the job I did on that cover. (Emulating the 50 Cent logo, 'n all)... :D

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  4. The graphics are always on point. Just a shame that this was arguably the gayest rap album cover of all time!

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  5. Ivan, how is Goodie Mob's "Cell Therapy" related to Disco D's "Ski Mask Way" beat? Please forgive my ignorance to their connection, but I don't see it.

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  6. To be honest with you, I haven't checked it out. But Discogs confirms it here: http://www.discogs.com/release/432113

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  8. Hey Ivan, 'My Toy Soldier' samples 'Across 110th Street' by Bobby Womack, totally meant to say that a while ago and just remembered to when it came on.

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  9. @ BBS

    "Who's that peeping in my window...pow...nobody now" is from the Goodie song.

    50 said it the same way when he said "Whos that peeping in my window...wow...the feds on me now"

    Vocal interpolation

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  10. PS how te hell DO u be making these covers? They look exactly the same. the fonts i mean

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  11. this is down, can you re-up it please? Thanks a lot.

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  12. great dig!

    BackPackBlog.Blogspot.com

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  13. Dead Link, can u repost ? thx before !!

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  14. hey,50's massacre samples is dead link,this site is awsome

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  15. re-up would be great! much love for all these sample collections!

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  16. broken link pleas reup.

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