24. Ray Bryant "Up Above the Rock" (1968)
Producer: Richard Evans
Album: Up Above The Rock
Amir: "Ray Bryant is a jazz guy, that's a big hit that builds. It starts off with drums, baseline, pianos. Kool G Rap used it for a single from his third album."
Kon: "That record is so hard, such an ill record. A long time ago, I was doing a gig, playing records at an MF Doom show-I was the DJ. Now I have known Doom before people knew him as Doom-I first met him in 1990 when he was with KMD. So, I'm playing the Ray Bryant joint and Doom just flips like, 'Oh my God, Kon, I need that record!' And I'm like, 'Hell no, I'm not giving you this record.' He's like, 'C'mon, please, please I need it. I need to sample it, I'll give you production credit.' I'm like, 'Man, go find it. No disrespect, but I'm not giving you my record, I need it!' That's how good that record is. [Laughs.]"
Sampled On: Kool G Rap & DJ Polo "On The Run (Untouchable Remix)" (1992)