Da Be@t Detective

Posted on May 19, 2009 by


In an attempt to give you a better understanding of Hip-Hop, here is my idea for a new segment here at Da Wh@t: Be@t Detective. In each segment we will explore the use of samples in Hip-Hop and the phenomenon of the jacked beat.

So to begin we will look at the sampling of “The World Is A Ghetto” by George Benson used by Big Pun in his song “Glamour Life” (Produced by L.E.S.) and subsequently Zion-I in the “Bonus Track” on their debut album Mind Over Matter. I think its interesting to see how each producer flipped the sample and created two distinctly different yet great tracks. (And as a bonus nugget of info Daft Punk also used the sample for their song “Spinal Scratch”)

Original Sample:

Big Pun Version:

Zion-I Version: