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"Who Sampled It Better?" #16 - James Brown's "The Boss"
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 8:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

[James Brown courtesy Wikimedia Commons]"Who Sampled It Better?" #16 - James Brown's "The Boss"

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

I don't think it's really necessary to give a bio of James Brown, the most important and influential R&B artist of the 20th century, to open this week's edition of WSIB. If you don't know about the "Godfather of Soul" stop what you're doing, go pick up a book about him (physically or digitally), and read that s--t cover to cover. Aight. We good? Let's continue. This week's funky ass motherf---in' sample comes from the album "Black Caesar," which is the soundtrack to the movie of the same name, which itself is a certified classic. He and The J.B.'s were the only ones who could have done it justice.

For any track this good having to choose between only two songs just won't do. We need a FUNKY FOURSOME to equal the funky force of Mr. Brown. Here are the candidates I've chosen that sample "The Boss" - be sure to listen to each one before you place your vote.

1.) Ice-T - "You Played Yourself"

2.) Lord Finesse - "Bad Mutha"

3.) Nas - "Get Down"

4.) Pete Rock - "The Boss"

And now feel free to vote for who rocked with James the best!
We'll be back with the results in seven days.

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