Sample: Bad Brains "Re-Ignition" (1986)
Album: Chubb Rock Featuring Hitman Howie Tee
Producer: Hitman Howie Tee
Label: Select Records
Black Rasta punks who essentially birthed New York's hardcore scene after relocating from D.C. in the early '80s, the Bad Brains have always been hip-hop in spirit, even if their music has rarely sounded like it. Mos Def, the Roots, and the Beastie Boys have all homaged their music in various ways (the late Adam Yauch dubbed them his favorite band, and produced their most recent LP) but the only substantial Bad Brains sample we know of (fleeting clips in a handful of Beastie songs notwithstanding) is this early Chubb Rock joint "Daddy's Home," hooked up from the Brains' "Big Takeover" by severely underrated Brooklyn producer, Hitman Howie Tee.