Thursday, November 16, 2006

Czar's Sample of the Week

Happy early Thanksgiving from myself and J Boogie! I'm leaving town in a few, so I thought I would post the sample of the week a little earlier than usual. This week, I thought I would share an oldy but goody.

Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'" had to be the record of the summer in 2000, but few people knew at that time that the song sampled a highly popular Egyptian song. Although most people beleive that Tim sampled "Khosara" from Abdel Halim Hafez, it was really the Hossam Ramzy version, "Khusara Khusara" that Tim sampled.

Regardless of the version tho, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the sampling of "Khusara" from both newspapers in the U.S. and newspapers in Egypt. Check out one publication by the Al Ahram Weekly:

"Pimpin A Classic."

That's it for this week's installment. Happy Thanksgiving!

Till next time,


Anonymous Tom said...

You can't keep the Dead Wrong sample [Kazem - El-Zaman - correct title?] from the people...!
That's gotta be the greatest sample he's used...

Good stuff though, I only knew the Hossam Ramzy version...thnx

7:24 AM  
Anonymous czar21 said...

I'll get to the Dead Wrong sample eventually. Don't worry...

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good lookin on all the sample mixes man! tight shit, I wonder how u find that out all the time...!!! Big A aka Aidlingen

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dead wrong is sampled from kazem al saher's al zaman .. any clue on the sample used in sebastian - stomped out? props on the sample .. didnt know it was hosam ramzy and not hafez that was actually sampled

7:39 PM  

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