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Tuesday, Jun 14 2016 | 13:38
Image: 1604610 Samples Outta L.A. «FUNK»If the end of the 80’s marked the
explosive beginning of Gangsta Rap, with the reign of the group
NWA. It was Dr Dre’s first album, with his innovative vision and
sophisticated productions that brought the trend G-Funk to new
heights.

Tracklist LP :

A1 Leon Haywood - I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You
A2 Parliament - Star Child (Mothership Connection)
A3 The Ohio Players - Funky Worm
A4 Quincy Jones - Body Heat
A5 The Bar-Kays - Let's Have Some Fun
A6 Brass Construction - Get Up To Get Down

B1 Roger - So Ruff So Tuff
B2 One Way - Cutie Pie
B3 George Clinton - Atomic Dog
B4 Zapp - Heartbreaker Part 1
B5 Kleeer - Intimate Connection

This laidback sound that reflected the cool, sunny image of California can be found in the Leon Haywood track sampled on
the classic “Nuthin But a G Thang”. Influenced by the groove and the tone of P-Funk music, lots of rappers dug into the
discography of George Clinton and his 2 groups Parliament & Funkadelic, with 3 tracks included in the selection. The
synthesizer/heavy bass mix was already used by DJ Quik and Eazy E’s protégés, Above The Law, sampling funk groups
such as Brass Construction, One Way, the Bar-kays or Fatback. While LBC Crew, signed and produced by Snoop Dogg,
claimed the killer track “heartbreaker” from the electronic funk group Zapp, Ice Cube took the the beat and the funky guitar
of leader Roger Troutman on “how to survive in South Central” contrasting a more melodic sound with a sample from Gap
Band. Impossible not to mention the Ohio Players with their track “Funky worm” which is the basis of any respectable Wast
Coast anthem. Finally the symbolic and versatile 2pac, who rapped on tracks having sampled tunes as varied as a spatial
jazz-funk from Quincy Jones, or an 80s classic funk from Kleer on the “California love” remix. Enjoy ! Available from 05.08.2016
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