Staff Top 10
Top Ten Classical-Music Samples in Hip-Hop

By: Jayson Greene
2007-07-20



Posted 07/20/2007 - 04:12:20 PM by jed666:
 This might not count, but somehow I feel like the Mozart on Octagon's "I got to tell you" is fully qualified for this list, specifically for the moose bumps and chimpanzee acne. It creates the ultimate stupid/genius contrast that keith and the automator have made their names doing
 
Posted 07/21/2007 - 01:20:34 AM by grodinsky:
 this site is so fucking horrible
 
Posted 07/22/2007 - 12:53:05 PM by GanjaLand:
 groshitsky..if u don't like it then why do you bother here? I happened to like this. Not too many reviewers today have the knowledge or the balls to get into this topic. These artists are partially bridging the gap between yesterday's music and today's. They bring something to the kids that they often never hear of otherwise. Guys like Mozart and Beethoven, they were the big acts of their day and weren't too different in terms of pop-star popularity as the Nas and Ludacris of today. I could just imagine the headlines if they had tv and paparazzi back then.."Beethoven gets drunk at the pub and crashes his carriage, pg 3 for pictures." haha, anyway, our music of today owes much homage to these guys, they set up the fundamentals of good pop music that has had major influence, and still stands up on its own today. You think rap producers are mixmaster gods? Imagine writing hour long symphonies and orchestrating 100s of musicians into something completely unheard of.
 
Posted 07/22/2007 - 08:03:08 PM by iheartponeez:
 On Get 'em Girls, the phrase isn't "holey holey," it's "wholly holey," which might be way better.
 
Posted 07/23/2007 - 12:08:28 AM by vennroe:
 this site has turned to shit. ABANDON SHIP!
 
Posted 07/23/2007 - 08:17:41 AM by smezzer:
 i really don't see anything wrong with this article
 
Posted 07/23/2007 - 12:04:49 PM by betablog:
 How this list posts no example of the RZA is beyond me. no mention of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" being looped for Method Man's "Tical"? oblivious to the Brandenberg Concertos on Ghostface's "Soul Controller"? that there are four separate entries about "Carmina Burana" is just plain lazy.
 
Posted 07/24/2007 - 11:29:11 AM by RalphVW:
 About The Streets' "Same Old Thing": not sure about the initial chords (they may indeed come from Bartok), but the stabbing cello riff sounds like a clipped sample from the beginning of Dvorak's "New World" Symphony.