Reggae Samples and Hip Hop Classics – A mix by DJ Gravy + Corey Chase


the lazy sunday, a mix and a day at home

A sample-based love story between Hip Hop and Reggae

It’s been a while since I had not shared a Lazy Sunday Mix with you. I do not know about you, but I had missed it a little. It’s always nice to spend a Sunday with music, it feels good. In this issue of September, we are catching up with a Hip Hop / Reggae mix which will have the sole aim of slightly extending the summer and incidentally makes you dance a little!

Double Barrel: Reggae Samples and Hip Hop Classics cover
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Reggae and rap shares a common and inseparable history. In particular, they share the sounds systems, the emcees, the block parties, etc. Hip Hop has always had close links with Jamaica then when it samples the Reggae, we are not really surprised.

It is what DJ Gravy and Corey Chase wanted to highlight in their mixtape. They wanted to bring to the fore the connections between these two musical styles. On the same principle of The Samples of Sims who played first the original song and then the sample used in the Hip Hop track, the two DJs do, this time, the same thing but with the reggae track first followed by the sample which was used in the Hip Hop track.

In this mix you can listen to some artists such as Max Romeo, John Holt, Toots and the Maytals, Sister Nancy, etc., which were used as samples to artists like Nas, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, etc. In short, heavy stuff! It’s now time to listen to Double Barrel: Reggae Samples and Hip Hop Classics.

– Press play and enjoy your Lazy Sunday –

1. Sanchez – One In A Million
2. Diplomats- Dip Set Anthem
3. Hopeton Lewis ft U-Roy – Tom Drunk
4. Reflection Eternal ft Mos Def & Mr. Man – Fortified Live
5. Yellowman – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
6. Black Star – Definition
7. Boogie Down Productions – P Is Free
8. Toots And The Maytals – 54-46 That’s My Number
9. Foxy Brown ft Spragga Benz – Oh Yeah
10. Zap Pow ft Beres Hammond – Last War
11. Collie Buddz – Come Around
12. Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
13. Shyne ft. Barrington Levy – Bad Boyz
14. Junior Reid – One Blood
15. The Game – It’s OK
16. Sister Nancy – Bam Bam
17. Main Source – Just Hangin Out
18. Yami Bolo – When a Man’s In Love
19. Mad Lion – Take It Easy
20. Dave And Ansel Collins – Double Barrel
21. Desmond Dekker & the Aces – 007 (Shanty Town)
22. Special Ed – I’m The Magnificent
23. Brentford All Stars – Greedy G
24. Ghostface Killah – Cherchez LaGhost
25. Max Romeo – Chase The Devil
26. Jay-Z – Lucifer
27. John Holt – I Will
28. Jay-Z – Encore
29. Grace Jones – My Jamaican Guy
30. LL Cool J – Doin It
31. Super Cat – Dance Inna New York
32. Nas – The Don
33. Super Beagle – Dust a Soundboy
34. Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – Mercy

DJ Corey Chase is on: Twitter // SoundCloud
DJ Gravy is on: Twitter // SoundCloud