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Music Playlist: Songs That Sample Herbie Hancock

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Hip-Hop acts that utilize jazz elements are currently at the top of my list. They tend to have a smoldering coolness that rises above the slick commercialized rap so prevalent today. This playlist looks at 22 tracks that sample the music of the legendary Herbert Jeffrey Hancock. Most of it is Hip-Hop, but I have thrown in some dance songs for the sake of diversity. As part of the Miles Davis Quintet Hancock helped redefine the role of a rhythm section, and was later one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and Acid Jazz.

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The “Songs That Sample Herbie Hancock” Playlist

1. “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)” – Us3
2. “Fantastic” – Slum Village
3. “Pacin’ The Floor” – Charizma/Peanut Butter Wolf
4. “Rhymes Like A Scientist” – Third Sight
5. “Decompression Chamber” – The Dynospectrum
6. “Inner Eye (Featuring Abstract Rude)” – Nobody
7. “No More Worries” – Del The Funky Homosapien
8. “Escapism (Gettin’ Free)” – Digable Planets
9. “Famous And Dandy (Like Amos ‘n’ Andy)” – Disposable Heroes Of…

10. “Underwater Rimes (Remix)” – Digital Underground
11. “8 Ball” – DJ Quik
12. “Money On My Brain” – Kool G. Rap
13. “Get Up Get Down (Amended LP Version)” – Coolio
14. “100 Miles And Runnin'” – N.W.A.
15. “1-900 L. L. Cool J” – LL Cool J
16. “231 Ways To Fry An Egg” – Mr. Dibbs
17. “Groove Is In The Heart” – Deee-Lite
18. “Lesson 4: The Radio” – Cut Chemist
19. “Dolly My Baby (with Trevor Sparks)” – Super Cat
20. “Destiny” – Myron
21. “Forth And Back” – Slum Village
22. “Civil War Correspondent” – John Parish/Polly Jean Harvey

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  • godoggo

    Oh, poop. Just listen to Herbie.

  • http://www.musicradish.com Robert

    I can do both, but you have every right to keep your mind closed.

  • Justine

    Herbie is featured in this weekend’s (4/14) WSJ Weekend edition. Anyone who’s a jazz fan should check it out.