Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Video: Hunting For Rappers (Hip Hop’s Sampling of Cortex)

What we got here is a short documentary on hip hop’s recent love affair with sampling 70’s French funk/disco act Cortex. Alain Mion and his music have been used by some of hip-hop's brightest stars including Rick Ross, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, MF DOOM, Lil B, Captain Murphy and Tyler, the Creator but that’s just  a sample of the 36 plus artists who have added a little French to their U.S.A.  Minion shares his feelings on sampling including how he feels about the financial aspect of it, which at the age of 67 provides a very healthy income. The documentary doesn't really go into specifics of what was sampled and how it’s been reprocessed to fit the radio hits of today but that’s what I’m here for so you can check both the documentary and samples specifics below…

Huit Octobre (1971)
Odd Toddlers by Tyler, the Creator feat. Casey Veggies (2010)
Visions by Wiz Khalifa (2010)
One Beer by MF Doom (2004)
No Games by Jaylib (2003)
Fa We We Freestyle by Wale (2012)
Fa Fa Fa by Danny! (2011)
The Big Log-Off (Esc) by Charles Hamilton (2010)
Touch by Klaus Layer (2013)
Two More Beers by Hannibal King (2010)

Chanson D'Un Jour D'Hiver (1975)
Mary by Curren$y (2013)
Loco by Mellowhype (2010)
Dead Presidents III by Logic (Hip-Hop) (2012)
The World by Smoke DZA (2011)
Diamonds & Maybachs Pt. 2 by Triple C's (2009)

Prelude a (60 round) (1975)
Amsterdam by Rick Ross (2012)
Palm Trees by Tyga (2013)
Harlemby Rejjie Snow (2011)
Drama Konkret by Hiob (2011)

Sabbat (3ème Partie) (1975)
Mighty Morphin' Foreskin by Captain Murphy (2012)
Der Elfenbeinturm by Dexter and Morlockk Dilemma feat. Audio88 (2012)
Le Manège Des Vanités (Remix) by Klub Des Loosers (2005)
Matrix by First Light feat. Knobody (2013)

Oh. Lord (1977)
Oyster Perpetual by Rick Ross (2014)

Mary Et Jeff (1975)
Angels Sayby Fat Joe (2011)
When It Rainsby Nick Wisdom (2011)

Troupeau Bleu (1975)
Bronx Theme by DJ Cam (1997)
Mama Shelter by DJ Day (2013)
Put Down the Flags by Lil B (2012)
Clutch by Gabe Gizz (2012)

Sabbat (3ère Partie) (1975)
Never Comin' Down by Nickelus F (2010)

A little taste of Cortex proper with the full LP stream HERE if you aren't already familiar.


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