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

47. James Brown "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Remix)" (1969)

Producer: Original: James Brown, Remixer: Tim Rogers
Album: In The Jungle Groove
Label: Polydor

Amir: "It hasn't been sampled as much as the other James Brown songs, but it's a huge b-boy break. When I hear that song, I get goosebumps even to this day. I just envision seeing Wild Style and Graffiti Rock and cats breaking to that. It's one of those songs that has had a huge impact on hip-hop, period."

Kon: "Maybe one of James' most important records. For hip-hop, for b-boys, that's huge, like the 'Apache' line. That's the anthem! I think that's James at his finest. That right there to me, is the embodiment of hip-hop."

Sampled On: N.W.A. "100 Miles and Runnin'" (1990)

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