Featured Sample – Eric B. & Rakim “Set ‘Em Straight”

Eric B. and Rakim? That’s hip hop. Hip hop history that is undeniable. Foundational. And though you may have heard preponderantly about the sample of James Brown’s “Funky Drummer,” it is Brown’s longtime band leader and collaborator Bobby Byrd who is the namesake for this track featured here today.

Eric B. & Rakim
Set ‘Em Straight
Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em
MCA 1990


Original Record: BOBBY BYRD If you got a love you better (hold on to it)


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