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Who Flipped It Better?: The Lox vs. Curren$y

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Happy Holidays KN readers and welcome to another installation of Who Flipped It Better! This week, I’m diving in to examine two modern flips of Stanley Clarke’s “Yesterday Princess,” from his 1974 self-titled LP. The two tracks up for inspection: The LOX – “I Wanna Thank You,” produced by Nashiem Myrick and Curren$y’s “Job” produced by DJ Mr. Rogers. Stanley ... Read More »

Who Flipped It Better?: Heavy D vs. Pimp C

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Greetings KN readers! This segment of Who Flipped Better dives into the sampling of Patrice Rushen’s track, “Givin’ It Up Is Givin’ Up” from her 1979 album Pizzazz. The two tracks that we’ll look at hold the memory of two unique and celebrated artists: Heavy D and Pimp C.  We’ll examine Heavy D’s track  “Waterbed Hev” from his 1997 album ... Read More »

Who Flipped It Better?: Kanye West “Drive Slow” vs. Tupac Shakur “Shorty Wanna Be A Thug”

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For this installment of Who Flipped it Better, I’ll be diving into the re-creation of jazzman Hank Crawford’s 1973 release, “Wildflower.” The flips that I’m going to examine come in the form of two widely popular tracks stemming from artist’s that have been regarded as some of the most talented individuals that we’ve heard. From Tupac Shakur’s 9x platinum album ... Read More »

Who Flipped It Better: Action Bronson vs. Stalley

Greetings KN.com readers! It’s been a minute but I’m back with a new installment of Who Flipped It Better. The good man Jeremiah laced me with the idea to ponder on the use of Aaron Neville’s “Hercules,” for two songs from newer emcees, Action Bronson’s “Steve Wynn” and Stalley’s “Hercules.” Produced by Party Supplies, “Steve Wynn” emphasizes the bass-line from ... Read More »

Who Flipped It Better?: Zion I vs. Da Wastlandz

Yo what’s up KN readers! This week, we are comparing and contrasting the flip of the 1982 song, “Old and Wise” by The Alan Parsons Project for the tracks, “Roots” by Da Wastlandz and Zion I’s, “Birds Eye View.” Released in 2005 on Zion I’s True and Livin’ album, production credits for “Birds Eye View” go to the beatsmith of ... Read More »

Who Flipped It Better?: RZA “Throw Your Flag Up” vs. Raekwon “Molasses”

This installation of Who Flipped It Better features two tracks from Wu-Tang members RZA and Raekwon. Each song samples Ann Peebles, “Troubles, Heartaches, & Sadness” from her 1972 album, Straight From the Heart. The self-produced, “Throw Your Flag Up,” from RZA’s, Digital Bullet album features Wu affiliates and Black Knights emcees, Crisis and Monk. While it’s competitor, Raekwon’s “Molasses,” from ... Read More »

Who Did It Better?: Blu & Exile vs. Mac Dre & RobLo

This installment of Who Spit/Flipped It Better is going to be more along the lines of a Who Did it Better as opposed to the normal format. I want to look at the use of Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” in the songs: “My World Is…” by Blu and Exile and Mac Dre’s “Bonus Track” produced by RobLo. The two main factors ... Read More »

Who Flipped It Better?: J Dilla: The Look of Love

Yo KN readers! In honor of February being the late great J Dilla month, today’s installment of Who Flipped It Better will examine one of my favorite Jay Dee produced tracks from his expansive catalogue from Slum Village’s classic Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.1. “The Look Of Love” samples Barney Kessel’s great jazz guitar cut of the same title. So rather than compare ... Read More »

Who Flipped It Better?: 9th Wonder vs. Slimkat78

Happy New Year to our readers and welcome to this year’s first installment of KN’s, Who Flipped It Better. Beginning with the sample of choice for the entry, “Let Me Ride,” we’re looking at an impeccably soulful song courtesy of 1970’s Chi-Sound Records band, Windy City. This song was flipped to create the two instrumentals in today’s match-up, comparing Slimkat78’s ... Read More »

Who Flipped It Better?: Big K.R.I.T. vs. Black Rob

Ayers’ smooth cut “Sensitize,” courtesy of his 1974 album, Change Up the Groove, created the foundation for this week’s battle of Who Flipped It Better. In this edition, we match up Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T.’s, “Made A Lot” from his self-produced mixtape Return of 4eva vs. Black Rob’s “Life Story,” the title track off Rob’s Bad Boy Records debut of ... Read More »

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