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Direct Sample of Multiple Elements

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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth's They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Mecca and the Soul Brother
Elektra 1992
Tom Scott's Today
The Honeysuckle Breeze
Impulse! 1967
Sample appears at 0:14, 0:37 (and throughout)
Sample appears at 1:38, 0:55


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Contributed by M1989 (459 submissions)

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  • RDRM7
    RDRM7 said 1 year ago:

    I've tried posting the JB sample but it had been previously rejected

  • JAY Gumb$
    JAY Gumb$ said 1 year ago:

    So why don't you post the drums then?

  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 2 years ago:

    Also, since nobody bothers to post it on this site, The drums for Troy come from James Brown's Say it loud im black and proud.

  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 2 years ago:

    Nope.remember that pete rock used the horn riff at 0:54 for the verses and only used the riff at 1:38 for the chorus. Here is a video that remakes the track completely using the same sample

  • Debco7
    Debco7 said 2 years ago:

    I just tried pitching down the original sample from "Today" to where Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth had it for "T.R.O.Y.", and i noticed that the Saxophone part for the two tracks sounded very different. I think the saxophone part was re-recorded while the bassline and background vocals were directly sampled.

  • Soob
    Soob said 2 years ago:

    Oh you're right ;) Both samples are amazing though ^^

  • JAY Gumb$
    JAY Gumb$ said 2 years ago:

    Nas Is Like has more. The "What Child is This" sample.

  • Soob
    Soob said 2 years ago:

    We've got already 100 people who rated it. I think there's no other track on WhoSampled with such a large number of ratings (correct me if I'm wrong).

  • Soob
    Soob said 2 years ago:

    They are down each other https://twitter.com/PeteRock/status/205147490331267072 :)

  • JAY Gumb$
    JAY Gumb$ said 2 years ago:

    Pete Rock feels violated over Lupe Fiasco's used of the beat:


  • Da-real-Hip-Hop
    Da-real-Hip-Hop said 3 years ago:

    that sample is so damn dope !

  • frankekingma
    frankekingma said 3 years ago:

    True... that bassline would start at 0:56. Maybe should be noted as well?

  • Mike D
    Mike D said 4 years ago:

    M1989: You are correct sir!

  • babybrother70
    babybrother70 said 4 years ago:

    This song is awesome, but it skips!

  • pete7625
    pete7625 said 5 years ago:

    gives me goosebumps when it comes to the saxophon

  • M1989
    M1989 said 5 years ago:

    T.R.O.Y not only samples the saxaphone hook, but if you listen clearly the bassline is also sampled. Hence, whole track is appropriate

  • Mike D
    Mike D said 5 years ago:

    Nice one. However, to be a stickler, why is this labeled as "Part Sampled: Whole Track"? It's clearly just the hook that was sampled.

  • JJStone
    JJStone said 5 years ago:

    NBA Street Vol. 2! Playing that game, I would often choose to listen to T.R.O.Y. ovah and ovah again.

  • Tee-Bone
    Tee-Bone said 5 years ago:


  • azuka
    azuka said 5 years ago:


  • Queen Geedorah
    Queen Geedorah said 5 years ago:

    Yep Peteyyyyy does it again...Mr. Rock and Mr. Dilla musical geniuses

  • econogirl
    econogirl said 5 years ago:


  • sketcha09
    sketcha09 said 5 years ago:

    I remember listening to the original sample on "The Boondocks", and the part on T.R.O.Y. came on, and I was really surprised.

  • musicalta
    musicalta said 5 years ago:

    this is one of my fav samples ever classic pete rock