The LA Times Pop & Hiss blog published an article about the origins of hip-hop sampling and the aesthetics it used to have compared to the Internet age where information is found almost instantly. The article touches on crate-digging fans who used to spend countless hours trying to figure out the samples for their favorite songs. Mobb Deep's classic record "Shook Ones Pt. II" had an unknown sample until recently
One of the three samples found on the classic 1995 single includes Herbie Hancock's "Jessica," Quincy Jones' "Kitty With A Bent Frame" and Daly Wilson Big Band's "Dirty Feet." Sample finders rejoice. The 16-year-old mystery is now solved.