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Direct Sample of Multiple Elements

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's Represent
Columbia 1994
's Thief of Bagdad
Sounds of Silents - Music for Silent Film Classics
Angel 1974
Sample appears at 0:22 (and throughout)
Sample appears at 0:54


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Producer: Patti Laursen

Tags: Film Score

Main genre: Soundtrack

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Contributed by madvillain2009 (1362 submissions)

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  • Digndagutr
    Digndagutr said 3 months ago:

    The drums on the track is from a George Clinton sample/snippet record from the early 90s.. Rare to come by on vinyl but also came on CD.. Dope s*** all the way around.. Primo definitely killing em

  • nik007
    nik007 said 2 years ago:

    I feel obligated to point out that this song is 92.8 BPM, and not 94 BPM like someone posted below. That matters, especially with an emcee like Nas, if you want the rhymes to really ride the beat in a remix. Unfortunately, it looks like master Illmatic acapella files have never been released, so the only acapella that exists for Represent was made by someone using filters...and it's got artifacts of the Gangstarr sample that require some involved DAW editing to slice out and/or bury in the mix.

  • Kalle Savolainen
    Kalle Savolainen said 2 years ago:

    That flip is sick! Primo!

  • stationary unit
    stationary unit said 3 years ago:

    I wasn't buying that the track was from the 1920s, either. I was actually the one who found the original release details and sent the corrections.

    I actually do know of another song that uses the same sample. Unfortunately, it was by a protected artist, so it can't be shown right now.

    But I'm definitely sure that Premier had to really dig in the crates to find the sample. I'm not much of a hip-hop fan, but the "Represent" and "Nas Is Like" samples are definitely some of my favorite samples.

  • Soob
    Soob said 3 years ago:

    MRDR is right.
    @Sil van Liere, the fact that the track is not from 1920's, but it doesn't mean that it wasn't extreme digging. Look, only one song uses the same sample :) I think it is a very rare wax s*** !!

  • RDRM7
    RDRM7 said 3 years ago:

    Would be damn hard to get a clean enough sound from a 1920's record as it would most likely be a 78rpm

  • Sil van Liere
    Sil van Liere said 3 years ago:

    Ah, so the sampled record is not from the 1920's? To bad, I always thought that was some extreme digging.

  • sakshamadhikari1
    sakshamadhikari1 said 3 years ago:

    primo is amazing

  • Soob
    Soob said 3 years ago:

    incredible !!!! Primo is a beast!!!

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 3 years ago:

    Personal favourit track from Illmatic. Great atmosphere & flow. Perfection at it's best :)

  • Ting2210
    Ting2210 said 3 years ago:

    94's tune, 94 bpm ;)

  • frankekingma
    frankekingma said 3 years ago:

    This is monstruous! Premo is god

  • thunder axe
    thunder axe said 4 years ago:

    the sample actually is present right from 0:00, just in a chopped-up format.

  • gione
    gione said 4 years ago:

    awesome sampled!!

  • CrackHouseNickVella
    CrackHouseNickVella said 5 years ago:

    i love you premier

  • M1989
    M1989 said 5 years ago:


  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 5 years ago:

    Oh, Mr. Primo! You've done it again!

  • tomasiasonpoint
    tomasiasonpoint said 5 years ago:

    damn. nice work yo

  • atomer_vip
    atomer_vip said 6 years ago:

    Someone can send me the song of Lee erwin? I searched it for long times

  • Iron Red
    Iron Red said 6 years ago:

    i neva new dat woz a sample.