29. James Brown "Mind Power" (1973)
Producer: James Brown
Album: The Payback
Amir: "A great record on its own-the lyrics are very conscious for that time. But the person that used it the best and really established themselves as a producer was Jay Dee, when he used it for the remix to De La Soul's 'Stakes Is High.' I thought that was really dope, the way the sample was flipped. Everyone knows James Brown samples, but I think that's the best way he's been used in recent history."
Sampled On: De La Soul f/ Mos Def & Truth Enola "Stakes Is High (Remix)" (1996)