Well to kick off my first post running drop on a classic I racked my brains trying to think of what mind blowing bits of sampling greatness should I put forward, this proved to be hard as i was just over thinking the whole thing . So I’ve just gone with tracks that I love to listen to when I’m kickin old skool and I hope you will enjoying learning about as the ‘Drop on a Classic’ journey continues. So the Juice Crew brain child of legendary producer Marley Marl and comprising of a number of hip hop’s greatest artists, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, MC Shan, Kool G Rap, DJ Polo, Masta Ace and the legendary radio DJ Mr Magic (R.I.P), to name but a few. The track new symphony is widely regarded as a hip hop classic and the ultimate ‘posse cut’ track.
Simple production seems to be the key here to give the great list of rapping talent a chance to shine with a simple drum beat and piano loop. The piano loop is taken from the King of Soul Otis Redding’s track ‘Hard to Handle’ of the the album ‘The Immortal Otis Redding’ released in 1968 after his tragic death in 1967, he was 26 years old. A very popular track which has been covered by numerous artists and bands through the years with the likes of Kiss, Tom Jones and Toots and the Maytals to name but a few.
Happy diggin, peace out!