The Notorious J.B.’s – “B.I.G Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag” (Amerigo.BandCamp.Com / 2019)
“The B.I.G. Payback”, the latest Soul Mates project from Amerigo Gazaway, finds the Cali based producer mixing classic rhymes from the late, great Biggie Smalls with a long list of funky James Brown anthems.
Counting the likes of Lord Finesse, Buckwild and Nick Wiz as musical influences, Macedonia’s Dimiography gives a selection of Biggie classics a jazz-infused boom-bap reworking for 2015.
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 Colony – “Biggie Tribute” (@TheColonyOEM / 2014)
The UK crew pay tribute to Big Poppa on the 17th anniversary of his untimely death by rocking over some classic Biggie beats.
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Things Done Changed – J Hart Remix” (IAmJHart.Com / 2014)
Taken from the French deejay’s latest mixtape “Underground Wax #1” featuring 90s cuts from the likes of Screwball, Fat Joe, R.A. The Rugged Man and more.
Boston’s DJ Frank White blends classic Biggie verses over various James Brown / JBs breaks and samples on this funk-fuelled mix – listen here.
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Things Done Changed – Dominic Owen Remix” (DominicOwen.Net / 2013)
Mr. Owen gives the remix treatment to one of the tracks he originally produced on Biggie’s classic 1994 debut “Ready To Die” – get the background story here.