34. Thunder and Lightning "Bumpin' Bus Stop" (1975)
Producer: Richard Delvy
Label: Private Stock
Amir: "In the late '80s, early '90s that was a big hip-hop sample for the drums and the voice. 'Step up, step-step-up!' When you collect soul, it's a big soul record, and as a DJ I like to play that. It immediately catches your attention."
Kon: "That was first used by Positive K 'Step Up Front.' And it was cut up for 'Step in the Arena.' Then 2pac sampled the Preemo loop and then A Tribe Called Quest cut that up for 'The Hop.' That song on its own is the shit. The drum break is great, but people know for it for the vocal sample."
Sampled On: Gang Starr "Step In The Arena" (1991)