Man you wake up thinking you’re going to have this big productive day and then 33jones pops up in your Twitter feed with a link to Who Sampled and your whole plan is just shot to hell. Take the trainspotting fun of picking out the samples behind your favorite hip-hop and dance songs, combine it with the addictive thrill of the new that ou get from crate digging–and crate digging’s Web 2.0 descendant, YouTube digging–and you can pretty much call it a day.
The first group I searched for was my current favorite 70s female soul group, Honey Cone. Who Sampled turned up this song:
which I didn’t even realize had been turned into this song:
which I will have stuck in my head for the rest of the day.