Although Puffy and Bad Boy Records might have divided opinions within the Hip-Hop community during the 90s and into the early-2000s as the gap between underground and mainstream grew ever-wider, it can’t be said that the team of producers who laced tracks for the likes of Biggie, Black Rob and The Lox didn’t know a dope sample when they heard one.
Here, Frank The Butcher and DJ 7L dust off the original breaks from the likes of Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Mary Jane Girls and more that, love it or hate it, supplied the sonic foundations for many a Bad Boy single, album track and remix.
Posted in East Coast Hip-Hop, Mixes / Podcasts
Tagged 90s Hip-Hop, Bad Boy Original Samples Mix, Bad Boy Records, Biggie Smalls, Black Rob, DJ 7L, East Coast Hip-Hop, Frank The Butcher, The Lox, The Notorious B.I.G.
The Lox – “New York City” (@Real_Lox / 2014)
Styles P, Sheek Louch and Jadakiss take some musical inspiration from the classic 90s Pudgee / Biggie collabo “Think Big” and pay tribute to the Rotten Apple on this DJ Uneek-produced track.
Styles P – “Holiday Any Emcee” (@TheRealStylesP / 2012)
The Lox member takes it to the Rotten Apple streets on this track from his “Diamond Life Project” mixtape.
Tony Moxberg ft. Sheek Louch – “Don’t Make Me” (Black Cloud / 2011)
Mox and Sheek display some NY pride on this new street banger.
Jadakiss ft. Styles P & Chynk Show – “Lay Em Down” (Jadakiss.Com / 2011)
When it comes to that East Coast gangsta ish The Lox have still got some lyrical bullets left in the clip.
Taken from Jada’s recent mixtape “I Love You (A Dedication To My Fans)”.
Styles P – “Where The Angels Sleep” (D-Block / 2011)
The Lox member goes cinematic on this new clip.
Jadakiss ft. Emanny – “Hold You Down” (Jadakiss.Com / 2011)
The Lox member mixes Hip-Hop with R&B the right way like it’s the 90s all over again on this smoothed-out track from his mixtape “I Love You (A Dedication To My Fans)”.