Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Hip hop recycles itself and inspires others

Back in July I wrote about Slick Rick's tune that Nas covered. As I listened to "Hey Young World" I caught the lyrics that were used as a hook in another rap tune.

Slick Rick and O.C's 12" vinyl covers

If you listen carefully, you'll find 100s of such vocal samples pop up in other rapper's tunes. I've chosen this example because the Slick Rick derivative is dope in its own right! And I'd never seen the O.C. video before YouTube, but I do have the 12" packed away in my collection the U.K.

Slick Rick "Hey Young World" (check out 1min 18secs)

O.C. "Time's Up" (check out the chorus hook)

Trivia Can you name which artist recycled O.C.'s own lyrics, "Rappers are in danger..." in his tune that became a big hit?

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home