Portlander Andy Baio runs Waxy.org
and he just put up a link to a fantastic compendium of breaks and samples
. DJs Kon and Amir were asked by Complex.com to list their 50 favorite samples in hiphop history
, and the veteran cratediggers skipped over the obvious picks for some great (and in some cases, pretty obscure) breaks. You can listen to the 50 original source tracks—some of the finest funk and soul you've ever heard—plus the 50 hiphop tracks those samples appeared on in later years. Have you actually ever listened to the hiphop sample and the original, back to back? I hadn't, and it's pretty edifying. For example, you can hear
Public Enemy's "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos" and immediately follow it
with Isaac Hayes' "Hyperbolicsyllabicsequedalymistic," or check out
Manzel's "Space Funk" and hear how Eric B + Rakim interpolated it
for "The R."
Check 'em all out. You just figured out what you're listening to this Friday.