Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2 songs, 1 sample... part 10; Freddie Scott "(You) Got What I Need"

Freddie Scott "(You) Got What I Need"

Freddie Scott (April 24, 1933 – June 4, 2007)
was a solo artist from Providence, Rhode Island
who began his career as a songwriter for Colpix Records,
along with Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

His 1968 effort "You Got What I Need"
was sampled for the 1989 Biz Markie hit, "Just a Friend".
It was also sampled for Ghostface Killah's "Save Me Dear" in 2004
and by Ervin "EP" Pope on The Game´s cover of
Slick Rick´s classic Childrens Story
of The Game´s mixtape/street album Purp & Patron.


Biz Markie; Just a Friend (live in Amsterdam)

"Just a Friend"
is a 1989 comedic rap song by rapper Biz Markie,
in which he alternates between rap and singing.
Although Biz Markie had many hits to his credit
from the previous three years of his career—particularly
"Nobody Beats the Biz", "Pickin' Boogers",
"Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz",
"Something for the Radio", and "The Vapors"
to name a few—"Just A Friend" is his only
successful single in Pop,
reaching the #9 position on the Billboard charts.

The song interpolates the 1968 song
"You Got What I Need" (1968)
by the late singer/songwriter Freddie Scott,
whose basic chord and melody provided
the base for the song's chorus and made it famous.
Due to the widespread popularity of the song and
its influence on Pop culture, Biz was classified by
VH1 as a one-hit wonder, and "Just A Friend" was ranked 81st on
VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders in 2000,
and later as number 100 on
VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop in 2008.
Karma, a staff record producer for Cold Chillin' Records,
told Vibe magazine in 2005 that he produced the single,
but never received credit.


The Game; Childrens Story (Prod. by Ervin "EP" Pope)

Purp & Patron (untagged)
is a double disc mixtape/street album by
West Coast rapper Game released as
a free online download on January 24, 2011.
The mixtape is hosted by DJ Skee and Funkmaster Flex.
The mixtape's production was handled
by several record producers,
including Dr. Dre, Ervin 'EP' Pope,
The Neptunes, Bink, DJ Shake, Nottz,
1500 or Nothin', Che Vicious, D.A. Dorman,
Cool & Dre, RZA, Stargate, Mike City,
Raw Uncut, Denaun Porter, DJ Haze,
DJ Green Lantern, and Travis Barker, among others.

Features on the mixtape include
Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne,
Detail, Tools, Sam Hook, Menace, TD,
Mistah F.A.B., The Jacka, Wiz Khalifa,
Fabolous, Rev. Burke, Mysonne, T-Pain,
Rick Ross, Ashanti, Kurupt, Lil Boosie,
Jim Jones, Clinton Sparks, Mike Epps,
Ashley Cole, Swizz Beatz, Travis Barker,
Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, and KRS-One.

Upon its release,
the mixtape was a internet download success,
over 200,000 copies downloaded in one day.
In an interview with Rolling Stone,
Game stated that he had his associates checking
on the mixtape's status and he stated that they
now we're close to 1.1 million downloads
in three days with all the sites combined.
A sequel to the mixtape titled
Purp & Patron:
The Hangover
was released on January 31, 2011.


The Game; Purp & Patron (UNTAGGED)
free mixtape/street album
available from

Related links;
Sites you should keep your eye on part 9; Hip Hop is read
2 songs, 1 sample... part 1
(Mike Brant; Mais Dans La Lumière)

2 songs, 1 sample... part 2
(The Temptations; Mother Nature)

2 songs, 1 sample... part 3
(Suicide is Painless (M.A.S.H Theme)

2 songs, 1 sample... part 4
(Horace Andy; Skylarking)

2 songs, 1 sample... part 5
(Stalag Riddim)

2 songs, 1 sample... part 6
(Michael Jackson; Billie Jean)

2 songs, 1 sample... part 7
(Billy Joel; The Stranger)

2 songs, 1 sample... part 8
(Quincy Jones; Slum Creeper)

2 songs, 1 sample... part 9;
(Diana Ross; Love Hangover)

2 songs, 1 sample... part 10;
Freddie Scott "(You) Got What I Need"

2 songs, 1 sample... part 11;
Grace Jones; My Jamaican Guy

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