This one is going to be pretty simple. I'm only putting two songs head to head this week, and they both sample The Fatback Band's "Baby I'm-a Want You" in completely different ways, but both put a very funky spin on it. The image of Mos Def is not meant to bias you to vote in his favor, it's just the best thumbnail I could use because there's none of Fatback themselves, despite being an important group for hip-hop history besides this sample. Their 1979 single "King Tim III (Personality Jock)" is considered by many to be the first documented commercially sold hip-hop record. It actually predates the much better known "Rappers Delight" by Sugarhill Gang by several months.
Anyway we're here today to discuss a sample, not the merits of Fatback as hip-hop pioneers, so first take a listen to the original "Baby I'm-a Want You" before you vote.
And here are your two choices - Busta Rhymes f/ Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Mos Def!
1.) Busta Rhymes f/ Ol' Dirty Bastard "Where's Your Money?"
2.) Mos Def - "Mathematics"
Now place your vote! We'll have the results in seven days.
Who sampled "Baby I'm-a Want You" by The Fatback Band better? #WSIB#hiphop