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Friday, February 11

SONG OF THE DAY: Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth

As famously sampled by Eric B & Rakim for “In the Ghetto”. I love grabbing all these old compilations and finding stuff that was source material for bangers. The other day some song came on and I was like, “wait a second, that’s the ‘Super Hoe’ beat!” and sure enough, as soon as the song broke into a hook, it was just the original cadence of what BDP turned into “Scott La Rock has ‘em all… he is the super hoe!” I don’t know why people ever considered hip hop to not be music just because of sampling, because it’s all so layered, buried, and who the fuck cares. Intellectual property is still bullshit (and neither one).

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