A History of Otis Redding Samples in Hip-Hop

Lord Finesse "Hip 2 Da Game" (1995)

Album: The Awakening
Producer: Lord Finesse
Label: Penalty Records

Samples: "Tramp" (1967)

Lord Finesse made headlines this year when he filed a lawsuit against Mac Miller for using the “Hip 2 Da Game” beat on which Finesse sampled Otis Redding’s “Tramp." Finesse chops Thomas’ line “You know what? You wear overalls...” repeatedly on the track, but the beat itself is mostly sampled from Oscar Peterson’s “Dream of You” and James Brown’s “My Thang.”

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