EPMD "Let The Funk Flow" (1988)
Album: Strictly Business
Label: Fresh Records/Sleeping Bag Records/Priority/EMI Records
Samples: "Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)" (1966)
"Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)" is an ancient blues song that has been covered by everybody. Seriously though, there are hundreds of versions by everyone from Otis Redding and Sam Cooke to Rod Stewart and Liza Minelli. Legendary hip-hop group EPMD uses a sped-up, funked-out, scratched-on version of Otis's take on the record for "Let the Funk Flow" on their debut album.