by Tarik Moody
This week on the Seven O Clock Sample we are celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the release of MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS. It was released just two years after A Tribe Called Quest's second album, The Low End Theory, and reached #1 on the R&B/HipHop Charts and #8 on the Billboard 200 in 1993.
The album is still as celebrated to as it was in the mid-1990s. This week we looked 5 of my favorite tracks from the album, and their sample sources.
1. Oh My God
samples: Kool and the Gang's "Who's Gonna Take The Weight"
2. Award Tour
Samples: Weldon Irvine's "We Gettin' Down".
3. Clap Your Hands
Samples: The Meters' "Hand Clapping Song".
4. Electric Relxation
Samples: Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Brew"
5. Steve Biko
Samples: Michal Urbaniak Group's "Ekim"