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Six Degrees of Sampling: “Shorty Swing My Way” by KP and Envyi



I don’t mean to brag or anything but I have an excellent phonological loop, only second to my girl R$. Maybe that’s why I write this column – when I recognize out the sample of a song I feel like I’m solving some type of puzzle. To illustrate, the first time I heard the heard Charles Hamilton’s “Brooklyn Girls” I thought “KP and Envyi!!” and was immediately taken back to my high school days when me and my girls would bump “Shorty Swing My Way” in my white Mazda 626 (do people still use the term “bump”?)  Just over a decade later Charles Hamilton sampled the song, chopping up the unmistakable opening notes that characterize the KP and Envyi hit and incorporating some of the vocals in the background. Take a listen to both tracks below.

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5 Responses to “Six Degrees of Sampling: “Shorty Swing My Way” by KP and Envyi”

  1. A the Great says:

    Omg!!! Oh I listened to that Charles Hamilton track so many times and never picked up on that lol Good looking out!

  2. jsica Jessica says:

    I love KP & Envyi. I was in elementary though, hehe. Seriously, that’s what all the high schoolers were listening to when I’d go to family parties, all the older kids were.

  3. C_Rocka C_Rocka says:

    The word “bump” is still used.

    Nice work!

  4. jan9 jan9 says:

    @C_Rocka, Jessica. Ahh. I’m old. :)
    Hence the “bump” question.

    @A the Great – nice!

    glad you gals enjoyed it.

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