Sampled By Who?? Menahan Street Band vs Jay Z

This one is a bit more upto date than the previous posts.

The Menahan Street Band released their debut LP ‘Make The Road By Walking’ in October 2008 on Daptone records, not that they are fresh to the game in any way. Guitarist Thomas Brenneck of the Dap-Kings masterminded the project alongside other notable musicians (Leon Michels & Toby Pazner of the El Michels Affair, Nick Movshon & Aaron Johnson from Antibalas and several of the Dap-Kings lineup) and recorded the LP in the bedroom of his apartment on Menahan St. in Brooklyn NY. This tune was one of the first they released back in late 2006.

Menahan Street Band – Make The Road By Walking

Then Jay Z and his production team got in on the act, lifting a obvious sample, however in their defense it’s simply a wicked hook so more power to them. This was on the American Gangster LP and released as a single in late 2007.

Jay Z – Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)

And seeing as i mentioned the El Michels Affair earlier here’s a little taster of what they get up to:

El Michels Affair – C.R.E.A.M.