Friday, September 11, 2009

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II [The Samples... Project]



Download the full compilation here!

Aaron hit me up -- and bugged me the F out -- a few hours ago with an e-mail full of sample sources for some of the tracks on OB4CLII. I've had a few of my own that I picked up on over the past week or so. But while I don't like to share sample sets that I know are incomplete, I really, really, really wanna share these because A) this is my favorite rap record of the year, and B) the production is quite impressive and revealed sample sources are always a great way of highlighting this.

So here's the game plan: As usual, I'm not going to list the track titles in the post so as to keep word searches out of the picture (seems to be effective since before I did this, my sample sets got shut down on a weekly basis, but ever since I picked up the practice, none of them have been taken down). This time, however, instead of packaging a sample set like I usually do (in .zip format with organized, equalized MP3's and embedded artwork), I'm just gonna post up individual samples from the album as embedded players. In time, perhaps we'll officially release a sample set like the first one.

Of course, we encourage you to get involved! You can help us update this post as more and more info comes pouring in. Like the old saying goes, two (hip hop) heads are better than one! Again, big shout out to Aaron for inspiring my otherwise-lazy-ass to drop this post. Now let's begin (hopefully this won't crash your computer):

01. Return of the North Star





02. House of Flying Daggers





03. Sonny's Missing





04. Pyrex Vision





05. Cold Outside
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06. Black Mozart





07. Gihad
~~?~~

08. New Wu





09. Penitentiary
~~?~~

10. Baggin' Crack
~~?~~

11. Surgical Gloves





12. Broken Safety
~~?~~

13. Canal Street





14. Ason Jones





15. Have Mercy

Not 100% sure, but it seems to be the same as this (by The Impressions?):





16. 10 Bricks





17. Fat Lady Sings





18. Catalina
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19. We Will Rob You





20. About Me
~~?~~

21. Mean Streets





22. Kiss the Ring





Walk Wit Me (Bonus Track)
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Badlands (Bonus Track)
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32 comments:

  1. so your an idiot and an asshole or just stupid?

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  2. I give you hater-types some credit: I only just dropped this post a few minutes ago, and you're already back in full effect to leave another comment! Damn, you guys are really fast! I just hope that tendency doesn't manifest into, ahem, problems in other segments of your life...

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  3. i dont know which is faster or stupider and more disrespectful, the haters or you dropping samples from new records.

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  4. i must admit the samples are great but gee wiz ivan, i say geeeeeeeee wiiiizzzzzzz ivan where's the respect for new records and not dropping the samples to a bunch of beat making blog heads to turn what's some what fresh into pish posh. things are diluted already without your help.

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  5. Oh wow, just wow....... I can't even begin to rebut anons logic, just wow......

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  6. For real, the clearance people are going to be all over this Ivan, The chef is gonna get sued and it will have been all your fault, SHIT!

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  7. His album is iTunes 'top' ranked and you think Ivan will be his sampling demise, REALLY... Like REALLY???

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  8. Raekwon is killing hiphop with all his crack selling raps.... You bloggers hate on Jeezy so much, the same standard should be applied to Rae

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  9. Yeah fair call anon, but unlike Jeezy this guy is more of a reporter than a propagator of a stereotype

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  10. where do you drop a distinction between a reporter and a propogator?? Rae always refers to himself as "the chef" just as much Jeezy is "the snowman"

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  11. no idea, it's not a science, there's no clear cut line (word play!) But It did feel like he was reporting allot the evils that ferment in the hood, weather his intent was to shine light on it or to further add to the negativity is speculative. But, he shouldn't get a pass because of his delivery/flow. Drug destructive to community, etc etc etc

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  12. Well in that case, I heard about a bicyclist on CNN that was saying that he listened to Jeezy's music to get pumped up for his races.

    Where Rae might be shining some light on the evils of drugs, Jeezy is inspiring people...at least some people in a positive way.

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  13. Eleanor Rigby? Eleanor fuckin Rigby? By the Four Tops???

    And here I was guessing something out of a Moriconne soundtrack.

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  14. "Have Mercy" has to sample the same song as Beanie Sigel's "Lord Have Mercy." Goon never the sample for that when he completed that set.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M101p4uq3R8 (Rae)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5gPlShBF7g (Sigel)

    I knew I felt I knew Rae's song before. Ivan I think the sample is "Have Mercy On Me" by The East St. Louis Gospelettes. I haven't been able to track down The Impressions "Have Mercy On Me" to compare.

    Check your email .

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  15. Are people idiots now and days. The chef got these samples cleared and one way or another they would of dropped on some websites. people can never enjoy gifts when given to them.

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  16. word. "now and days" makes perfect sense.

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  17. grammar and logic failure. thanks for the laughs.

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  18. "Haters/Haters/These n-ggas haters, and I made myself so easy to love" - Ivan

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  19. labeling opinion and truth as hating will never be the answer and always make you look even more stupid. congratulations your a wiener.

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  20. i'm even more amazed that four tops did eleanor rigby. i gotta step my soul game up

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  21. the sample used for "Have Mercy" is East Saint-Louis Gospelettes- Have Mercy On Me

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  22. good shit fam keep up the good work fuck them purist ass wanna be non beat making ass niggas
    word

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  23. ^ Hahahaa. That's that shit right there....

    t.r.u.t.h.

    SPELL IT OUT!

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  24. Of course all the samples are cleared.

    Why do you think there are always unreleased tracks that are distributed through bootleg/underground means?

    Because the samples couldn't get cleared so they stay 'on the dl'.

    When the samples are cleared then the tracks can be release.

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  25. ^ That's actually not always the case.

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  26. Got the "Penitentiary" sample....

    http://rapidshare.com/files/285149959/Odetta_-_Hit_or_Miss.mp3

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  27. what the fuck is good I?
    You says it's your favourite, so you don't want these albums to be released anymore?
    Shit ain't cleared for shit, so EMI will be sued. Who wanna put out these records when they get sued instantly?

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  28. well i think this is all just one big thugged out gangsta party. im gonna go smoke.

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  29. Ivan it may not always be the case, but it is often the case.

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  30. yea mayne these sample sets are tha best thing to happen to me as a producer next to learning how to make beats... fuck what sumbody thank u keep rite on makin these bitches... somebody gotta support tha underground

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