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Kon + Amir Present: The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples Of All Time

17. Billy Brooks "Forty Days" (1974)

Producer: Ray Charles, Billy Brooks
Album: Windows Of The Mind
Label: Crossover

Amir: "That's a sample for 'Luck Of Lucien' off the first Tribe album. No one had ever heard of Billy Brooks. When I had actually found the record it was on a label started by Ray Charles called Crossover, one of the few records on that label. It goes for a lot of money, because you don't see it a lot. It's such an infectious sample, you can't deny that. After hearing it on that Tribe song, you need to know what it is."

Kon: "Straight record in general, a real distinct groove on that one. Havoc from Mobb Deep rhymed over it again recently on 'I'm A Boss.'"

Sampled On: A Tribe Called Quest "Luck Of Lucien" (1990)

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