Thursday, December 6, 2007

Who Doesn't Love that Little Sri Lankan Firecracker?!

We've all had time to sit with a couple dozen drinks contemplating the genius of M.I.A.'s sophomore effort, Kala, and draw grand comparative musicological/political theories between her and our heroes in The Clash. So we thought it only appropriate to put together this lil’ mixtape of sample gems off the album, which we think is more comprehensive than any list anyone else has put together on the blogosphere so far. I also threw on the Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band “Sunshowers” cut for good measure as well, even though it’s off M.I.A.’s first LP. Ghostface sampled the same track for “Ghost Showers,” off his 2001 album, Bulletproof Wallets. (We think M.I.A. retooled it better.) And Ghost has borrowed from the Savannah Band before: On his 2000 classic Supreme Clientelle he assimilated Buzzard’s “Cherchez La Femme” into “Cherchez La Ghost.” Now ya can’t say RBC didn’t teach ya nothing.

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