Many eons ago – OK, like a year-and-a-half ago – I started what I wanted to turn into a regular feature, posting a hip-hop song with its original sample source. Well, for whatever reason, I lost steam, maybe because the boys at Palms Out Sounds have done a great job with the same idea.
But I recently got to thinking about 1960s band the Turtles for a couple reasons: 1. Because I’m cataloging my 45 collection (it’s taking forever, pretty much) and three Turtles records are in there; 2. This kid. (Come on, everybody, “I like tuuuh-tles”.)
Turtles, the band, are responsible for the track that is the main hook in one of my all-time favorite hip-hop joints: D-Nice’s Call Me D-Nice. The original track is Buzzsaw, a fuzzed-out organ orgy that sounds like it moves slooooowly underwater after you hear the way D-Nice kicked up the tempo.
It’s hard to top D-Nice’s combination of that sped-up organ and the rumbling bass line underneath. “Takin’ out you suckas and you don’t know how I did it.”
Turtles | Buzzsaw
- D-Nice | Call Me D-Nice