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Direct Sample of Multiple Elements

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Panjabi MC's Mundian to Bach Ke
Nachural 1998
Busta Rhymes's Fire It Up
Elektra 1998
Sample appears at 0:37 (and throughout)
Sample appears at 1:04


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Producer: Panjabi MC

Tags: Bhangra, Punjabi

Main genre: World

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Tags: US Rap #1 Hit

Main genre: Hip-Hop / R&B

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Contributed by musicalta (299 submissions)

  • TudorTulok
    TudorTulok said 4 years ago:

    the voice is a traditional Punjabi song, this remix makes it to sound modern

  • tick
    tick said 4 years ago:

    just to change the subject a bit, isn't the song called Turn it up? Or at the very least Turn it up(remix(/Fire it up ?>

  • musicalta
    musicalta said 4 years ago:

    if you look at the very link you posted to wikipedia it says it was released as a single in 1998 in the uk.. that's in the "chart performance" section.. the song became very popular and it became a hit in 2002 partly because of the Jay-z remix of the song

  • Xanadu
    Xanadu said 4 years ago:

    @Nicks: You seem right, Discogs also shows the song was released in 2002.

  • Nicks
    Nicks said 4 years ago:

    Panjabi's song not in 1998! "Mundian to Bach Ke" was released in November 25, 2002.

  • kidwho
    kidwho said 5 years ago:

    We've changed this as the hi-hats from Panjabi MC match those in 'Fire It Up'. Obviously it would have been the instrumental sampled to get a clean loop, I can't find one in the vocal/video version.

  • Xanadu
    Xanadu said 5 years ago:

    Wow, that's a great sample... so unexpected.