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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I Know You Want a Street Player

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“Failure is the mother of all success,” quotes multi-platinum recording artist and rapper, Armando “Pitbull” Perez. As someone who went from Miami street rapper to global brand ambassador, he fought and won the battle of ‘starting from the bottom’. Pitbull has sold more than 70 million singles, has more than 67 million digital downloads, more than nine billion YouTube views, and has over 22 million Twitter followers and 59 million followers on Facebook. He’s performed in over 50 countries for millions of people. It’s no wonder they call him Mr. Worldwide. Joe & Toby take a look at one of Pitbull’s mega hit’s “I Know You Want Me” (2009) and connects the musical dots back to one of America’s most prolific rock bands of all time.

What we geek out over in this episode: The legacy and music of Chicago, “25 Or 6 To 4” guitar chord progressions, “Street Player” by Rufus & Chaka Khan (1978), The Bucketheads “The Bomb” (1995), Nicola Fasano & Pat-Rich “75, Brazil Street” (2008), Anger Management Tour, Bad Boy Latino, and Pitbull’s achievements, charity work and even some of his stage antics.

Bonus Material: Rufus & Chaka Khan influence and contribution to music.

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