The Original Sample:
Don’t Leave Me Lonely by King Floyd
This week’s sample comes from King Floyd’s 1971 self-titled release. This album features “Groove Me” which was King Floyd’s most commercially successful song. But it is “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” which is most identifiable (to hip hop heads at least); specifically at 1:15 which was sampled by RZA on “Heaven’s Sake” from the Wu-Tang Forever album.
Big shout out to Blackph03nix for his amazing chops this week and his tribute to Trayvon Martin. It’s unbelievable that in 2012 a person is not prosecuted for taking an unarmed kid’s life… in America… in Florida!? It’s just sad. I believe that the truth should at least have a chance to come out in court. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign the petition here.
► Sweet by Hydroponikz and MUGSHOT (of Deep Foundation) – Hydro and MUGSHOT merk this beat. Lookin’ forward to hearing more.
► Bambu, Akir (of Rebel Armz), and Hydroponikz LIVE at SOBs – If you happen to be in the NYC area tomorrow night, be sure to catch our homies Bambu and Hydroponikz rockin’ the stage at SOBs. $12 door at the door.
peace, @illa0804 /@generationill
On to the next…
Featured Beats and Producers:
(No) Justice by Blackph03nix (London, England)
Bleed by Sideways (Portland, OR)
Don’t You Leave by Gee (Toronto, Canada)
UBESTSTAY JOINT by Mr. Klimatic (Toledo, OH)
Please Don’t Leave Me by Enfinity (Winter Park, FL)
Play Your Position by 25/8 (Miami, FL)
Slowly by Hi-Rock (Toronto, Canada)
Untitled Justin de Guzman (Manila, Philippines)
Lonely by C. Bran (Charlotte, NC)
Survive by thadizzie1 (San Francisco, CA)
Other Songs Which Use This Week’s Sample:
For Heaven’s Sake feat. Cappadonna
Family Affair by Disturbing Tha Peace