Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Samples Revealed 1: Ghostface's Production Team Digs Numero Group Records
Related to Elements: Sampling, Underground Hip Hop, Crate Digging, Rap, Boom Bap, Dope
For those of you who listened to the latest Ghostface Killah album "Apollo Kids" you already know how insanely good it is. Talk about a breath of fresh air! This caliber of slamin' boom bap production built on top of out-of-this-world soul music samples is hard to come by nowadays. Frankly, I haven't been this excited about a Hip Hop album in a long time. I'd call it a must-own album for all Ghostface Fans. But for those who heard this album, you already know that. "Gimmie something I can use, right?"
What you may not know is that the fairly unknown producer (not for long) Frank Dukes, and alumni of beats Sean C & LV tapped the vast recordings of Numero Group Records to obtain some of the nicest soul samples around. Point blank, Numero Group drops some of the best soul compilations on the planet. They are as legit as it comes with quality pressings, deluxe gatefold packaging, information galore, and on top of all that they pay the original artists for all these forgotten recordings.
For example, Track 1: Purified Thoughts, Produced by Dukes, samples track 1 off of Numero's Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label; Them Two - Am I a Good Man
Track 4: Drama, Produced by Sean C & LV, samples track B4 off of Numero's Good God: A Gospel Funk Hymnal; Trevor Dandy - Is There Any Love
Listen to Ghostface Snippets: Links Below. (Less then a minute snippets of each Ghostface song and sampled song mixed) Spoiler: Parental Advisory on the second track!
Ghostface w/ Them Two sample
(Original sample starts at the 36 second mark)
Ghostface w/ Trevor Dandy sample
(Original sample starts at the 18 second mark)
ALSO you can listen to or download them here:
Ghostface w/ Them Two sample (Original sample starts at the 36 second mark)
Ghostface w/ Trevor Dandy sample (Original sample starts at the 18 second mark)
I hope to see much more Numero samples gracing the beats of Hip Hop in the near future, it's a quality marriage.