Old School Mondays:: Treats of the Day Edition

If you were on the site last week, you’re likely aware that I’m a big fan of Ghettosocks’ new album, Treat of the Day. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of the main ones is certainly Socks’ liberal use of awesome old school vocal samples throughout the album. I’m not going to lie to you fine folks: I’m a sucker for old rap samples. If you’ve spent any time around this site, that shouldn’t surprise you, but honestly, if you put a few songs on your album where you Premo-scratch (sure, everyone’s done this, but I always associate it with Premier) a bunch of samples from classic hip hop songs for the chorus, well then you’ve gone a long way towards winning me over.

So, with an album full of good material fresh in my head, I couldn’t resist doing an OSM that features the original songs for some of Treat of the Day’s best samples. So then, a word about each song:

Jaz - Hawaiian Sophie - No better song to start with, as one of my favorite songs on TOTD is called Dreams of Hawaiian Sophie, and this Jaz tune is a Golden Age classic that I’ve never posted before. Luau’s and high-top fades - a winning combo. And yes, it does feature a young, rather skinny version of yer man Jay-Z. Big Jaz put Jay on - it’s too bad they hate each other now.

KRS-One - I Can’t Wake Up - I also said this about Dreams of Hawaiian Sophie: “thanks in no small part to the fact that it samples one of my favorite KRS songs”. This is that song, one in which KRS dreams he’s a blunt being smoked by various hip hop personalities over a Premo beat. It’s weirdly awesome.

Gangstarr - Dwyck f. Nice & Smooth - I’ve posted this song before, but bits of it are featured in both Ricochet and Pink Lemonade, so it appears again. Plus it’s awesome, so there should be no complaints.

Joeski Love - Pee-Wee’s Dance Another song that was posted a while ago, but again I refer to the awesomeness. Or perhaps some kitschy awesomeness, although I really do love this beat. It’s also used in Ricochet.

Big Daddy Kane - Put Your Weight On It - Awesome, live-mix type of jam from BDK’s often overlooked Taste Of Chocolate album. Kane just rips it as Mr. Cee flips the beat a few times. Forgot how great it was. Kane’s “cut like a guillotine” from this song is scratched into the end of Fatal Flying Guillotine, which makes sense.

Wu-Tang - Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F*ck Wit - Grimy classic from the Wu (seriously, go back and listen to 36 Chambers, so awesome - more so when you consider RZA made some of those beats on like a 4-track) that is also sampled in Fatal Flying Guillotine.

The B-Boys - Rock The House - This jam is a classic here at the hill because hill co-founder somehow got a semi-warped, vinyl copy of it from somewhere in New Jersey one summer when he was on tour with Thrush Hermit as their merch guy (100% true story). It’s Syndicate sniper Donald-D exhorting the masses to dance whilst Chuck Chillout cuts it up on the 1′s & 2′s. Great stuff, and Don’s voice is sample on Rock The Discotech.

Have to warn you, there some awesome songs below, so go an enjoy, but like King Tee said, it’s at your own risk. Oh, and if you like these songs, go get that Treat Of The Day.


MP3:: Jaz - Hawaiian Sophie

MP3:: KRS-One - I Can’t Wake Up

MP3:: Gangstarr - DWYCK

MP3:: Joeski Love - Pee-Wee’s Dance

MP3:: Big Daddy Kane - Put Your Weight On It

MP3:: Wu-Tang - Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing Ta F Wit

MP3:: The B-Boys - Rock The House

Jaz - Hawaiian Sophie

Joe Ski Love - Pee Wee’s Dance

Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthin’ Ta F’ Wit

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