Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sample & Example: Mulatu Astatke, Nas & Damian Marley


I've been excited about this Nas/Damian Marley album for a minute and the first leak, a snippet of a song called "Afro Beat", sounds really promising. Nas and Mr. Tuff Gong have an obvious chemistry and the beat is really dope. As I was listening to "Afro Beat", I could swear that the sample sounded really familiar. I listened to it a few more times before I recognized it - I'd been listening to the original song earlier in the day.

It's a song by Ethiopian jazz artist Mulatu Astatke entitled "Yegelle Tzeta". The original song is excellent, check it out below. And school yourself on Mulatu here.

SAMPLE:
Mulatu Astatke - "Yegelle Tzeta"

EXAMPLE:
Nas & Damian Marley - "As We Enter"

9 comments:

  1. Major, major props to Aaron for this one.

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  2. According to Chicago Now, the songname is "As We Are"

    Anyways, thanks for digging up Mulatu Asatke, hours of music for me right there! :)

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  3. Of course I forgot to post the link to the article:
    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/gowhere-hip-hop/2009/06/nas-damian-marley-as-we-are-snippet-rtb-chicago-contest-coming-tomorrow.html

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  4. I dunno how you did this Aaron, but PROPS!

    Can't wait for the full song to leak, this album is gonna be fiyah !

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  5. 'I listened to it a few more times before I recognized it - I'd been listening to the original song earlier in the day.'

    Sheeeeet!!

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  6. craaazy! thanks man

    i cannot wait for this album to drop.

    rock the bells '09!

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  7. I heard some dude got stabbed at a GZA concert. GZA is to blame for all the violence @ rap concerts.

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  8. i have a mulatu astatke album "Yegelle Tzeta"....if you want to download and listene....just get me here..www.facebook.com/dj jop ketsela

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