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Samples Outta L.A - Soul

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Samples Outta L.A - Soul


Born and ‘raised’ in the ghettos of Los Angeles, gangsta rap emerged in the late 80s with the first albums from Ice T, NWA and Eazy E. If the lyrics were the reflection of afro-american economic and social life style (drugs, unemployment, police violence...), gangster life was also largely described. The original tracks sampled & selected by the producers were essentially ‘70s Soul music. And it’s the opportunity to groove to Smokey Robinson, Charles Wright, James Brown or Roy Ayers among others. The loops in the Barry White and Edwin Starr introductions remain eternal, while the Donny Hathaway song will always be associated to a Dr Dre classic. While Average White Band or Ohio Players bring a funky touch, Eddie Kendricks takes us on a smooth ride with his sweet and mellow Soul. Finally, a special tribute to Clarence Reid (who passed away recently) whose drum kick was used in a famous posse cut on “the chronic” album by Dr Dre.


  1. Do Like I Do - Smokey Robinson
  2. A Star In The Ghetto - Awb and Ben E King
  3. The Boogie Back - Roy Ayers
  4. Express Yourself - Charles Wright
  5. Little Ghetto Boy - Donny Hathaway
  6. I Get Lifted - George Mccrae
  7. I'm Blue - The Sweet Inspirations
  8. Easin' In - Edwin Starr
  9. Untitled Instrumental - James Brown
  10. Intimate Friends - Eddie Kendricks
  11. Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart - Clarence Reid
  12. Players Balling - Ohio Players
  13. People Make The World Go Round - The Stylistics
  14. I'm Gonna Love You A Little Bit More - Barry White

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