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

50. The Honey Drippers "Impeach the President" (1973)

Producer: Roy Hammond
Album: N/A
Label: Alaga

Amir: "Classic, classic drum break. I'm sure The Honeydrippers didn't make it to be like that, but it just so happened that some hip-hop cats were like, 'This is ill, I need to be able to use it.' In the late '80s, every song had either James Brown, 'Impeach The President,' or Melvin Bliss 'Synthetic Substitution,' then after that the Skull Snaps.

Kon: "Another classic break that has been sampled a million times. I think to this day, the best use of that break has to be 'Do the James' by Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, produced by Paul C who was tragically shot and killed back in the day. He's the guy who kinda taught Large Professor and a lot of the Queens guys how to get busy in the studio. A crazy break."

Sampled On: Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud "Do the James" (1987)

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