The Hip-Hop Talk Show

Podcast about all things hip-hop: MCs, DJs, B-Boys, Graffiti.

Episode 3

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Show summary

Biz Markie’s “I Need a Haircut” was withdrawn due to a sample from Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)”. The album was later released without the offending song. Contrary to our top-of-head recollection, Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” wasn’t exactly the first song with legal sampling issues. That title is likely held by “Pump Up the Volume” by M|A|R|R|S. It seems like the only available video where Vanilla Ice explains the difference is from VH-1’s “I Love the ’90s”. Also, as mentioned in the Wikipedia about sampling, “in a 1990 interview, Van Winkle said the two melodies were slightly different because he had added an additional note.”

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Hip-Hop Homework

Pick a song and dissect it into its original pieces.

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