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Roy Ayers and Mos Def "Live In Brooklyn Baby"

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This week on the Seven O'Clock Sample, we are breaking down the samples of Mos Def's 1999 solo debut BLACK ON BOTH SIDES.  A complex hip hop record, this album's tracks are woven together into a beautiful LP.  Mos Def brought Ge-ology on board for the creation of the track "Brooklyn".

 

 

A unique arrangement for a hip hop track, this song has three movements.  The first contains a sample taken from Milt Jackson's "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life".

 

 

The second movement of this song contains a sample from Ray Ayer's classic "We Live In Brooklyn, Baby".

 

 

The last sample is a nod to the late Notorious BIG's track "Who Shot Ya", with a sample from the song "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter