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"Who Sampled It Better?" #10 - Leon Haywood's "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You"

[Snoop Dogg courtesy Wikimedia Commons]"Who Sampled It Better?" #10 - Leon Haywood's "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You"

As written by Steve 'Flash' Juon, and voted on by THE PEOPLE who read!

"One, two, three and to the fo'." If you hear Leon Haywood's "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You" there's a very good chance these words immediately pop into your head. There's no denying the late funk/soul/R&B artist (who passed away just last year on April 5th) unknowingly lent his hand to one of the biggest crossover hits of a young Snoop Doggy Dogg's career. Even though "Deep Cover" from the soundtrack of the same name made Snoop recognizable to hardcore hip-hop fans, it was the mellow strains of Haywood as sampled by Dr. Dre on his hip-hop classic "The Chronic" that took Calvin Broadus to a whole new level.

Now it may seem like I'm conceding that "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" will win this week's poll, and indeed I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case, but this wouldn't be "Who Sampled It Better?" if we didn't at least TRY to make a case for artists other than Dr. Dre and Snoop. Even though they had a huge hit with Haywood's funky song, they were far from the only artists to have sampled that track. One can argue after listening to the four selections below that it's possible they might NOT be the ones to have used Haywood's song the best. Listen to each one for a little bit and then place your vote via the Twitter poll at the bottom, and we'll have the results for you next week!

1.) Twista - "Mobster's Anthem"

2.) Redman - "Rockafella"

3.) Masta Ace Inc. - "The I.N.C. Ride"

4.) Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang"

Now that you've heard the contenders, place your vote for "Who Sampled It Better!"
Audio: @YoungRJ313 @BJTheChicagoKid - "Issues"

Audio: Young RJ f/ BJ The Chicago Kid - "Issues"

Matt: Continuing on the road to his solo-debut, Blaq RoyalT, Slum Village’s Young RJ treats fans to “Issues,” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid.

Video: @ReconcileUs @Lecrae - "Woke" (@sohhPR @rmgtweets)

Video: Reconcile f/ Lecrae - "Woke"

Josh: Lecrae gives the introduction to the powerful anthem that is much more than a rally cry for Black Lives Matter. Reconcile hypes up his fans with strong imagery throughout the video of the struggles African Americans have had in the United States.

Audio: @TheRealBigBZ -"Roller Koaster" (#teamLegion)

Audio: Big BZ -"Roller Koaster"

TL: While the summer season may be coming to a close, Brownsville rapper Big BZ’s is bringing the heats for the final weeks of summer with his new single “Roller Koaster” “I get high as a roller koaster." I’m tryin’ ride like a roller koaster!” he boasts on the Myles Williams/ Cubeatz produced track.

Video: @NefThePharaoh @NBSslimmyB - "Bling Blaow"

Video: Nef The Pharaoh f/ Slimmy B - "Bling Blaow"

A.T.: The Boundlessly Energetic Emcee Shares a Video, Premiered by Highsnobiety, for a Most Necessary-Placing Highlight from The Chang.

Video: Kyle Bent - "Just a Little Bit" (@IAmKyleBent)

Video: Kyle Bent - "Just a Little Bit"

L.G.: Kyle Bent is happy to share a video for his latest single "Just A Little Bit." With the release of the track Impose noted that "Kyle Bent is definitely an artist to watch out for" and Mass Appeal said, "Pro Era's Powers Pleasant is on production duties, setting up the the comforting mood with whispery effect, a flimmering melody and relaxed drum work."

Video: @RichChigga - "Glow Like Dat" (@88Rising)

Video: Rich Chigga - "Glow Like Dat"

ATBM: Rich Chigga, the teen rapper from Jakarta who is celebrated as one of the internet’s most-beloved prodigies, releases “Glow Like Dat,” a new single he wrote and produced himself. Check out the video here, which Rich Chigga co-directed alongside James Defina (Post Malone’s "Congratulations" and "Go Flex").

Video: Madison Jay - "My Day 2 Come" (@TheMadisonJay @rRAPpromo)

Video: Madison Jay - "My Day 2 Come"

RRP: "My Day 2 Come" is the fifth visual release from Raleigh, NC artist Madison Jay's critically acclaimed debut album, Return Of The Gap.

Video: @JamilaWoods @ChanceTheRapper - "LSD" (@Biz3)

Video: Jamila Woods f/ Chance The Rapper - "LSD"

Biz 3: Together they conceptualized the "LSD" video to include aspiring filmmakers from Chicago Public Schools. They opened up treatment submissions to all CPS high school students, ultimately selecting one student's treatment to guide the video. That winning student, Prosser Career Academy senior Ashley Huicochea, was able to shadow the directors (Vincent Martell & Sam Bailey of VAM Studio) on the set during the shoot, while the six student runners up were able to shadow other key parts of the production.

Video: @Optimystic - "Soul Searching" (@NoCurePR)

Video: Optimystic - "Soul Searching"

No Cure: Australia's Optimystic returns with a brand new cut from his forthcoming album. "Soul Searching" brings us some real live hip hop flavour from down under! The Joint features fellow Perth spitters Bertie Beetle, MC Trooth & Mellodian all bringing warmth, positivity & honesty to feed the soul!

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