Diggin’ In The Crates pt.14
For the latest diggin’ in the crates post, I wanted to do a bit of a gangster rap special. So here we have 4 tunes from the late 70’s and early to mid 80’s, that have been sampled to create some classic west coast, gangster hip hop.
First up we have Ronnie Hudson and the Street People with their track “West Coast Poplock” . Released in 1982, this is a classic 80’s electro funk, party jam and is now better known for being used by 2Pac & Dr Dre on their hit “California Love”. ysi zshare
Next up we have Kleeer’s track “Tonight” . Kleeer released a number of albums between 1979 and 1985 , this track is taken from their 1984 album “Intimate Connection” , and was sampled by DJ Quick in the 90’s on his track, “Tonite” , it was also used by NWA on the Straight Outta Compton album, but I can’t remember which track right now, sorry! ysi zshare
Now we have the disco track “High” by the group Skyy. “High” is taken from the groups second album, “Skyway” from 1980 on Salsoul Records. It was later sampled by Oakland gangster rapper Too Short on his track, “Short But Funky”. ysi zshare
Finally we have Mass Production with their track “Fire Cracker”. Mass Production were a ten-piece disco band from Virginia. They released 9 albums between 1977 and 1983, this track was their biggest hit and came from the 1979 album “In The Purest Form” . In the late 80s it was sampled by the 2 Live Crew, ok not strictly gangster rap but still fits in, on their classic “Me So Horny”. ysi zshare