Friday, June 26, 2009

Fathers of Rap, Volume Three: Michael Jackson


Long live the King of Pop! His throne will never be replaced; his shoes will never be filled. Michael Jackson was bar none the consummate entertainer of the half century. His voice changed lives; his dance blew minds. No other entertainer that I can think of has had such an impact on pop culture. Millions of people today felt like they were losing more than just a favorite musician. With a presence that was so strong, news of his absence felt like an emotional and somatic void.

Jackson will be remembered for albums such as Thriller (the world's best-selling record of all time!), Off the Wall, Bad, and many more. But how will he be remembered in hip hop? Specifically, how did he impact hip hop? In continuation of my "Fathers of Rap" compilation series, I've introduced a special double-disc set featuring over 35 tracks that have sampled and/or interpolated Michael Jackson's music. Disc One focuses on the samples picked from the earlier part of his career, specifically as a member of The Jackson Five, whereas Disc Two offers a look at the samples lifted from the '80's era of Jackson's music as a solo artist. Mixed by yours truly, this collection was compiled as quickly as possible, in anticipation of a weekend in which Jackson's music is sure to be rediscovered and replayed. Aside from my haste, however, this project was a labor of love. I hope you'll enjoy it! Download link to both discs (one .zip package) can be found at the bottom of the post. Turn it up!! And rest in peace, Michael! The peace you were never fortunate enough to find in this lifetime. One.










30 comments:

  1. Your grind is truly appreciated.

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  2. This makes my day remniscing over Mike with some good tunes

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  3. It's not the same as listening to Mike's own songs, but it's something. I hope y'all enjoy this!

    Thanks again, blaque!

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  4. where is link 2

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  5. Link #1 is all you need :D

    Both discs packaged in the one link.

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  6. Thks Ivan but only 20 songs in this one, where is th rest?

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  7. nvm, Ivan delete my post, keep up the good work!!

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  8. Amazing post, truly exceptional - thank you for your time and effort. One.

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  9. Dude. You and I need to link up, fam. I posted this on my facebook to share with all my friends.. hope you're okay with that.

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  10. thanks, I.

    um, murs - can it be would have been a nice addition. good selections, i'm sure it was hard to choose.

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  11. Good word but you forgot "Swang" by Trae. it sampled PYT.

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  12. awesome post Ivan. I will definitely enjoy this mix. Damn Mike.

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  14. Wow, this is a great compilation - I knew MJ was sampled in hip hop, but I never stopped to realize how much.

    I'd add "Baby" by Fabolous - it samples "Can't Help It" from "Off The Wall." That sample gave me a whole new appreciation for the original song.

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  16. Dope effort here, don't forget Chubb Rock-Enjoy Yourself

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  17. swang sampled lady in my life

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  18. Great Post to the Greatest Entertainer of All-Time!!! Relax in Paradise, Michael Jackson, hopefully you can the peace you searched for your entire life.

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  19. where are links to volumes 1 and 2?

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  20. I'm really glad people paying tribute to huge impact MJ had on rap and all music in general. Here's my tribute of rap songs that sample MJ... you might be surprised : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJB55hMlHQY

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  21. Rhymefest's MJ tribute lp really did it for me.I just realised how dope "Lady of my life" truly is,everytime I listen to it,it kinda like takes me back in time when I was a little kid.No one has ever touched me musically like this before.MJ is God send

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  22. They forgot or didn't know or remember to put on here Monica "All Eyes On Me" The P.Y.T. sample.

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  23. Oh, I didn't forget... Just don't care too much a/b Monica's music...

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  24. Good job man keep the Mj compilations coming if you can. These sample packs are serious work!

    Thanks

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  25. Please can you tell me where the" immorality" speech comes from and if there is a copy available anywhere without the distortion in the background.
    I want to use it for a short animation and it's perfect for it.
    Love the MJJ mix tapes,listen to them at least a couple of times a day and thanks so much .

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  26. HE WASN"T A FRIKKEN POET !!! lol I don't even like rap and this is insulting!

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  27. I would like to thank you for the efforts which you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. I look forward your next information will be a nice and great it will.

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