Saturday, March 14, 2009

Diggin' in the Crates with... Volume One: The RZA

Yes, yes y'all: I present to you the first volume in our "Diggin' in the Crates With..." series with a selection of samples from early-to-mid-'90's RZA productions. As to the tracklisting and ID3 tags, I've come up with a way to provide the info for you... but it'll take some effort. Rather than choosing between (A) including the titles of the songs that sampled the originals - like we do with our sample sets, or (B) merely posting the original track titles - without the hip hop titles, I've decided to do the following: I'll post only the original titles, but I'm leaving it up to you (yes, you), the hip hop nation, to figure out which tracks sample what and post it in the comment section. Do you know which RZA-produced track samples "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels? C'mon, this is an easy one... If you know it, post it in the comment section and when I get the chance, I'll put the info into this original post - and give you credit for it too! Fair enough? Let us begin...

UPDATE: As promised, here's the list of Wu-tracks and their respective sample tracks. Thanks to everybody who participated!

Here they are, in order of course:

Props to Tyler for submitting the info for ALL OF THE TRACKS! WOW! Props to Thessolonious and Fl1p for info on track #2


  1. it's sampled in C.R.E.A.M.

  2. I know you know more than that... :D

  3. I recognized every sample :p

  4. Feel free to list 'em... :D

  5. It's sampled in I Gotcha Back w/ GZA/Genius

  6. Bring da Ruckus= Shaolin Shadow Boxing
    C.R.E.A.M.= As long as i've got you
    Shimmy Shimmy Ya= I like it
    Shadowboxin= Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness
    Iron Maiden= Gotta Find a New World
    Liquid Swords= Groovin'
    Tearz= After Laughter (Comes Tears)
    Criminology= I Keep Asking You Questions
    Duel of the Iron Mic'= The Masquerade
    Verbal Intercourse= If You Think It
    260= Be with Me
    All I Need= You're All I Need to Get By
    Criminology= Why Marry
    Living in the World Today= I'm his Wife
    Cold World= In the Rain
    Heaven & Hell= Could I Be Falling In Love?
    Liquid Swords= Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
    Can It Be All So Simple= The Way We Were

    Am I right or what?

    Wu-Tang Forever

  7. peep shaolin soul, 2 disc compilation put out by the abbot himself, its got most of the stuff you put up

  8. Incredible blog. One correction: the Willie Mitchell track used for "Liquid Swordz" is a cover of "Groovin'" by The Rascals.

  9. ^ I was not aware of that. Thanks!

  10. Really dope most man... I'm working on one like it my self right now and it's tough! props

  11. Just stumbled across this site. What a gem! Thanks ya'll...