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Midnight Marauders Turns 20

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"



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