MUMA and Scottie Present: The Roots Week
In honor of The Root's 11th album (not including the Costello, Legend, live, or best of albums of course) "...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin" which came out Tuesday, I wanted this week's theme to revolve around them. Eleven quality albums, amazing. Okay, Tipping Point may have been a slight bump in the road, but damn can't really say that considering maybe one of their top 5 songs is on it (Star), and the so good DinDaDa cover. Thanks to the co-winner MUMA for allowing this special rule to happen! MUMA and I have each provided a 10 second or so sample for you to flip.
1) No Time Limit
2) Outside drums- allowed (yes you probably (although not required) should use some Quest Love drums...)
3) Outside instrumentation: why yes of course.
MUMA's sample (very 2000ish Roots if I may be so bold): http://www75.zippysh...12333/file.html
Scottie's sample (Early Roots' (Organix, Do You Want More...!!!??!!?!?): http://www42.zippysh...36305/file.html
1) You must incorporate at least one sample from The Roots. A drum break, a vocal sample, a clip from Fallon, some actual instrument samples, the epic Rahzel and Quest battle tracks, anything Roots related (why yes, you can sample Quest on Chapelle Show, only solo act I'll allow). And by related I mean the majority of the band must be involved (e.g. no Scott Storch raps below, no Rahzel "All I know.." etc.) Any Roots' album is open game. However there are some limits to this. Throwing an acapella over your beat won't cut it (although please by all means remix any Roots' song you would like if the acapella is available), however if you were to use say a Patty Crash chop (see most recently "Never") or Joanna Newsome chop ("Right On") that would be cool.
Note: I realize maybe not everyone is into The Roots like I am (what is wrong with you?!) So I have taken the time to put together a little mix of sounds from their discography you can utilize, but please don't feel like you only have to use this stuff, use whatever Roots material you can work with.
Roots snippets: http://www25.zippysh...62082/file.html
Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 377" in the title and POST TO THIS FORUM by Wednesday at Midnight PACIFIC time. You may also add it to the Stones Throw Beat Battle Soundcloud Group.
Vote - by Friday at Midnight PACIFIC time
Winner: post new sample, rules, etc - by Saturday Noon NYC time and upload the sample here: http://www.zippyshare.com