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50 Greatest Samples in Hip Hop History

If you’ve got a couple of hours to spare, check this out.  Complex presents the 50 Greatest Samples in Hip Hop History.  Kon and Amir, the authors of this mega-post, do a pretty good job of keeping things simple.  They present the original track (full length) give their opinion on it and how it emerged into hip hop, then present an example of a new track that sampled it.  They let you listen to all the full-length stuff, so I’m pretty stoked about it.

Check it out here.

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The 5 greatest puppetry moments in hip-hop history

Yesterday, the blog at Complex.com published a brilliant post detailing the “unauthorized history of puppets in hip-hop.”  It features five (mostly) classic rap videos which contain at least some puppetry, including “Ass Like That” by Eminem, “Champion” by Kanye, “Da Art of Storytelling” by Outkast, “Me and the Biz” by Masta Ace and Pac’s “How do you want it?”  If anything, it demonstrates that current hip-hop suffers from a serious lack of puppet content. 

The best part of the post, though, is the music video remix of M.O.P.’s “Ante Up” with Bert and Ernie.  Absolutely hilarious!