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Epmd: You Gots To Chill

Artist: Epmd
Title: You Gots To Chill

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Artist: Epmd
Title: You Gots To Chill

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Endlessly sampled covered quoted and requoted this may well be one of the most influential hip-hop singles ever released. But in many ways its importance goes beyond its sheer classic status as a single in its own right.In retrospect it shows the duo of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith as pioneers in production creating a funk-based sound that helped to provide a blueprint for artists on the other side of the country. In 1987/88 most West Coast rap still adhered to an East Coast audio blueprint. By 1989 they were leaning as heavily on Zapp and Roger Troutman samples as EPMD were on this single.The foundations of the track are interesting with a snatch of Juices much-plundered Catch a Groove which has popped up everywhere from The Beastie Boys to Kings of Pressure overlaid with big chunks of Kool & The Gangs Jungle Boogie and Zapps irrepressible More Bounce to the Ounce. Vocodered funk was a rarity in New York hip-hop until this song but its the West Coast G-Funk artists who really ran with it.Its popularity spanned the country and the globe to be fair with EPMD performing numerous shows in California on the basis of the sound moving away from their James Brown-obsessed peers to display their own musical tastes. That said the flipside - here presented on 7 and indeed on any single for the first time - takes it back to that JB-era. Its Not the Express Its the JBs Monaurail by The JBs is woven with Otis Redding and Beastie Boys to create a mid-tempo headnodder par excellence. It was always too good not to be a single.

1.1 You Gots to Chill LP Version
1.2 Let the Funk Flow LP Version

H 0.17
W 7.23
L 7.27

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