Monday, July 13, 2009

Old School Mondays:: The Grunt Edition

Hopefully you caught my late Friday post on Skratch Bastid's new mix 110%, cause it's might good, and it's a free download, so go back and check it out if you haven't. Anyway, there was so much good stuff on that mix that I figured I'd get an idea for this week's OSM from it. And I thought it was going to be easy too, as I immediately planned on posting some Positive K, considering Bastid included I Got A Man on his mix, and I love the Pos K, it was a done deal. That is until I realized that I've already posted on Pos' one album two different times.

So it was time for a plan B, and luckily it was easy to find. The Public Enemy-The Grunt Mega-Mix from 110% cuts and splices PE with one of the breaks they are most associated with: The Grunt by The J.B.'s. PE's Nation Of Millions was the album that essentially got me addicted to hip hop, a habit I still can't kick today - regardless of how bad for me that product may be today. But anyway, anytime I hear the wailing horns laid down James Brown's posse, I get flooded with awesome memories. Night of the Living Baseheads, Rebel Without a Pause and Terminator X to the Edge of Panic (props to the Bastid for including the transformed Flash Gordon intro, awesome stuff) all use the Grunt,so that go me wondering what other songs have sampled it? So there you have this week's OSM, top 5 jams that sample The Grunt.

Night Of The Living Baseheads leads us off, because A) It is one of my favorite songs ever and B) I have never posted it. So done deal. PR & CL Smooth's Soul Brother #1 also features The Grunt's wailing horns, and I don't think I've posted nearly enough PR & CL for OSM, so this is a good call. I've said this before, and I'll say it again, you can never post too much Ultramagnetic, so Ease Back, which also features those same horns, is up next. The Jungle Brothers U Make Me Sweat is a more subtle sampler of The Grunt, but it's perfect for this, because not only have I always loved this funky track from Done By The Forces Of Nature, but the song that proceeds it on the album, What U Waitin' 4? is also included on Bastid's 100% mix. We'll finish up with more of an obscure one: Van Full of Pakistans from Y'all So Stupid. Honestly I'm not sure where this ties in, but the interweb tells me it does indeed sample The Grunt, and I'm 99% sure I have this tape in a box somewhere, and that made me smile, so I'm putting on here. Not a bad list in my humble, so enjoy.

MP3:: Public Enemy - Night of the Living Baseheads

MP3:: Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Soul Brother #1

MP3:: Ultramagnetic MC's - Ease Back

MP3:: The Jungle Brothers - U Make Me Sweat

MP3:: Y'All So Stupid - Van Full of Pakistans (Skeff Uncensored)

Video:: Public Enemy - Night of the Living Baseheads

Video:: Y'All So Stupid - Van Full of Pakistans

Not strictly hip hop per se, but if you ever did the running man at a school dance, then you'll enjoy this next one. I know hill co-founder Shawn Lapaix will at least.

MP3:: Joe Public - Live and Learn

Labels: , James Brown, Jungle Brothers, , , Ultramagnetic

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