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Look Who’s Burnin’

I’m going to post one last track that sampled Stanley Turrentine‘s Sister Sanctified, from Ice Cube‘s second full length solo album Death Certificate. Since it’s Friday, some of you who don’t know this song might think Look Who’s Burnin’ is about smoking blunts or some shit like that. It’s not. It’s a cautionary track warning of the dangers of STIs. Figured it would be a good track for Friday, since some of you might actually be getting laid this weekend. Protect yourself before you wreck yourself! That’s actually a totally different song. Happy Friday, people!

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Look Who’s Burnin’ by Ice Cube at Grooveshark.

Soul In The Hole

Continuing with tracks that sampled Stanley Turrentine‘s Sister Sanctified, here is a track from 3rd Bass‘ debut, The Cactus Album. As an individual track, it’s probably not the best example of their work, but when heard in context when listening to the album,  it adds to the kaleidoscopic feel of the greatly satisfying whole.

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Soul In The Hole by 3rd Bass at Grooveshark.

My Philosophy

As I mentioned yesterday, this is one of many tracks that sampled Stanley Turrentine‘s Sister Sanctified. For my money, it’s also the best. From Boogie Down Productions‘ second album, By All Means Necessary, My Philosophy sums up the transition KRS-One went through after the murder of his best friend, Scott La Rock; from defiant rebel to social commentator and later, political activist. By All Means Necessary is one of the first hip hop albums to express a sociopolitical point of view and is generally considered one of the best rap albums ever.

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My Philosophy by Boogie Down Productions at Grooveshark.

Sister Sanctified

This is a classic jazz track by Stanley Turrentine, from his 1972 album, Cherry. Hip hop fans might recognize it, as it’s been sampled by artists including 3rd Bass, Grandmaster Caz, Ice Cube, and most notably by KRS-One on the landmark My Philosophy, which I’ll post tomorrow.

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Sister Sanctified by Stanley Turrentine at Grooveshark.

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