The Spin on Original and Sampled Tracks

Hosts, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, connect the musical dots between legendary tracks and the often lesser-known songs they sampled. Uncover how these epic songs borrow from music of the past, enriching the musical landscape for generations to come.

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Biggie Sheets

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In this episode, Joe and Toby explore some of the most iconic hip hop tracks of the 1990’s including, one of the greats, “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G. Unbeknownst to most of the world, this grammy nominated hit song, featured a not-so-well-known sample from a 1983 soul/funk group. This group created a ripple throughout time, inspiring many artists, from Gwen Stefani to Chance the Rapper, turning their legendary sounds into chart topping hits. So, if you are a fan of hip hop and love being surprised, this one's for you.

What we geek out over in this episode: The Beatles “Twist & Shout” (1963), Jimi Hendrix “Testify” (1964), “Sexual Healing” music video, Da Brat “Funkdafied” (1994), Whitney Houston “One Of Those Days” (2002), Gwen Stefani “Luxurious” (2005), Jay-Z “Ignorant Sh*!” (2007), Mac Miller “Good Evening” (2010)

Bonus Material: Ice Cube “It Was A Good Day” (1993) samples Isley Brothers “Footsteps in the Dark” (1977)

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