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Interpolation (Replayed Sample) of Vocals / Lyrics

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's Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Epic 1982
's Soul Makossa
Soul Makossa
Atlantic 1972
Sample appears at 4:44
Sample appears at 0:08


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Gil Moses

Contributed by Gil Moses (2 submissions)

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  • nhuante00
    nhuante00 said 1 year ago:

    good for manu

  • Xanadu
    Xanadu said 4 years ago:

    No problem, DJ Anubis :)

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 4 years ago:

    Never noticed this "sample" on here before... thanks for pointing this out to me, Xanadu. Some samples need more attention ;)

  • juicy
    juicy said 5 years ago:

    mama say maas

  • Tulove
    Tulove said 6 years ago:

    Michael chants "Ma Ma Se, Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Coo Sa" on Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' in the Swahili language (per Quincy Jones' writings) unlike Dibango's Soul Makossa where he sings "Mama Ko mama sa maka makoosa" in Duala a Cameroonian language. though they have the same cadence/rhythm (michael was probably influenced by Manu's song and that's all you need for a lawsuit) they're in different tongues.

  • musicalta
    musicalta said 6 years ago:

    wow I knew that part had to come from an african song...but I never knew the name of the artist..maybe that's why the song never had a video...

  • Spinks
    Spinks said 6 years ago:

    Michael Jackson did not initially obtain permission to use the chant from Soul Makossa and therefore Manu Dibango sued him for copyright infringement after the release of Thriller. Eventually Dibango received compensation in an out-of-court settlement - must have been quite hefty given Thriller's sales...