Henry Mancini is one of my favorite composers (plus he’s Italian). He’s composed and arranged albums for years and many are ripe for the sampling. I’ve never saw the movie Visions of Eight but it’s a documentary about the Olympics. I can’t help but feel this soundtrack gave some inspiration to Vangelis for Chariots of Fire. The LP has a lot of classical orchestrations but there are some dope cuts on here. “Theme for the Losers” was sampled by a few artists including:
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Kool G Rap’s “4, 5, 6” is a classic Hip-Hop album with some of the best beats of the mid-90′s era. Despite the album having common G Rap themes of hustling, murder, and the streets, the record label needed something to service to radio. In walks “Fast Life” featuring a none other than Nas. The label did their best to soften up Kool G Rap by making him rap over Surface’s “Happy“. In their defense, the song was popular and I like it, but it just wasn’t Kool G Rap.
Soon after the song blew up, a remix emerged that you would most likely hear on late night radio. The remix is often credited to Buckwild but I’ve also seen it credited to Salaam Remi. Whoever produced it, they sampled the song “Clear” by progressive rock group Spirit. This cut is from the same album Large Professor used for Resurrection 95. Check it out.