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Direct Sample of Hook / Riff

46 Votes
De La Soul's Stakes Is High
Stakes Is High
Tommy Boy 1996
Ahmad Jamal's Swahililand
Jamal Plays Jamal
20th Century 1974
Sample appears at 0:00 (and throughout)
Sample appears at 7:29


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Producer: Ahmad Jamal

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Main genre: Jazz / Blues

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Contributed by Will90 (19 submissions)

  • BC1BC1
    BC1BC1 said 2 months ago:

    DIlla took the section from 8:06 to 8:11 -listen to "Stakes is High" again and you'll hear that this is the portion he looped for the sample. The original records' bongos aren't as loud in this section as in the earlier sections.

  • 008Fox
    008Fox said 2 years ago:

    R..P. J Dilla! Detroit loves you baby!

  • pano
    pano said 2 years ago:

    from what I can hear the bongos in the sampled part are directly in the center of the track (stereophonically speaking).
    that could make it possible to filter them out.
    The method is the same for all those “voice removal software”. :-)

    (btw: this needs more votes!)

  • anthole
    anthole said 3 years ago:

    what i'm wondering is how he removed the bongos from the ahmad jamal song

  • bigteflon
    bigteflon said 4 years ago:

    Hands down one of the best J Dilla beats... the sample is so damn ill...

  • kahleeat20
    kahleeat20 said 4 years ago:

    This is probably my favorite Dilla joint here.....wait I can't really call it dude had so many hot ones its like saying whats your favorite Stevie Wonder song.

  • throwgrenade
    throwgrenade said 4 years ago:

    Was this really J Dilla?

  • lukebroughan
    lukebroughan said 4 years ago:


  • evil_twin
    evil_twin said 4 years ago:

    r.i.p. j-dilla

  • trueblue_89
    trueblue_89 said 4 years ago:

    No offence to a playa but yo, i don't play
    And if you take offence f*** it got to be that way

    Classic, classic quote