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#TrackoftheDay: “Give It Up”

Kool & the Gang
USA (1969)

Kool & the Gang from the cover of their debut self-titled album, 1969

If you want to talk primary source material for songs with samples, this is one of the motherlodes. Eric B. & Rakim, NWA, Beastie Boys, DJ Shadow, Gang Starr…Who Sampled lists seventy-three songs that sampled this. And it’s easy to see why. It is funky as HELL.