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dragon logo  Background  Dakar mixes classic funk/soul breaks with movie soundtracks and Senegalese Sabar drumming to paint a special backdrop for Biggie's classics. Dakar, the capital of Senegal, has one of the richest hiphop scenes in Africa, thanks to a fusion of styles including the Sabar drumming of the Wolof people.  

Thanks  I thank Dr Dre, RZA, Hank Shocklee and the Bomb Squad, and Sir Jinx for demonstrating the power of sampling, my Sabar drumming teacher Mapathe Diop for introducing me to the world's most rugged drumming style, and soundtrack orchestrator Scott Smalley. Thanks also to The Mackrosoft and my friends and family for encouragement. Technically, this wouldn't have been possible without Ableton Live software, the Breaks website, and dozens of anonymous Torrent seeders who had some Biggie acapellas I couldn't even find on eBay.  


Credits


  1. Intro (feat. Jesse Jackson)
  2. Things Done Changed
  3. Dead Wrong
  4. Methods (interlude)
  5. Whatchuwant
  6. Dangerous MCs (feat. Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes)
  7. Kick In The Door (T's mix)
  8. Hyponotize
  9. Gimme The Loot (Untouchables mix)
  10. Suicidal Thoughts
  11. Dream Filthy (interlude)
  12. Everyday Struggle
  13. Kick In The Door  
  14. Gimme The Loot 
  15. Machine Gun Funk
  16. Big Poppa
  17. Unbelievable
  18. 10 Crack Commandments
  19. Freestyle Medley
  20. Dolly My Girl (outro)
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First and foremost, the Notorious B.I.G.....





Intro (Feat. Jesse Jackson)


Burning Bridges
The Mike Curb Congregation
Main Title - The Taking of Pelham 123 Soundtrack
David Shire
Walo - Djabote
Doudou Ndiaye Rose
The Breakdown - Funkiest Man Alive
Rufus Thomas


Things Done Changed






I Want You Back
Jackson 5
Your Ass Got Took -
Mr. Scarface Is Back
Scarface
Majorette - Sabar
Doudou Ndiaye Rose
bass, drums by
Golddragon
Paper Planes - Kala
M.I.A.
War
Edwin Starr
9 'Til 5 - Look-Ka Py Py
The Meters
I Let A Good Man Go - Wheedle's Groove
Patrinell Staten
Big Schlepp
Dave Pike
 

Dead Wrong






Crystal Palace - Conan The Barbarian Soundtrack
Basil Poledouris
Needle In A Haystack-  The Velvelettes Elect The President - Master Drumming, Vol. 1
Bernard Purdie
drums, keys by
Golddragon


Get Out of My Life Woman
Lee Dorsey




Methods (Interlude)





Apocolypse Now (dialogue)
Martin Sheen & Marlon Brando 
Ode To Billy Joe
Lou Donaldson
A Wedding Interrupted - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Soundtrack
Tan Dun
drums by
Golddragon



Tabula Rasa - Tabula Rasa
Arvo Part
San Francisco live Sabar concert cassette Papa Was Too
Joe Tex



Whatchuwant





One Mint Julep - Three
Bob James
Black Is The Color - Sunny Side Up
  Wilbert Longmire
I'll Bet You - Funkadelic
Funkadelic


You Can't Love Me If You Don't Respect Me  - Funky Divas
Lyn Collins
The Love You Save
Jackson 5
Nautilus - One
Bob James
I Like Funky Music - UBB Vol. 6
Uncle Louie


Dangerous MCs




album art
Willie Chase - Funky Soundtracks, Vol. 1
J.J. Johnson
Let a Woman Be A Woman - The Funky Broadway
Dyke and the Blazers
Baye Kene Ndiaye - Djabote
Doudou Ndaiye Rose
bass by Golddragon

Ashley's Roachclip - Blow Your Whistle
The Soul Searchers
Love and Affection - UBB Vol. 25
Ike White
Sneakin' In The Back 
Tom Scott & the L.A. Express



Kick In The Door (T's mix)





"T" Plays It Cool - Trouble Man Soundtrack
Marvin Gaye
Papa Was Too
Joe Tex
N'Jaayeeen - Sabar
Doudou Ndiaye Rose
bass by
Golddragon
Bad Tune
Earth Wind & Fire
 Different Strokes - UBB Vol. 4
Syl Johnson
First Confrontation - Batman Soundtrack
Danny Elfman (arr. Scott Smalley)
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
Martha and the Vandellas
I Just Want To Celebrate
Rare Earth
San Francisco live Sabar concert cassette Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy


Hypnotize




God Made Me Funky - Survival of the Fittest
The Headhunters
 I Been Watchin You
Southside Movement
Mellow Mood - Can't Get Enough
Barry White
bass by
Golddragon
Don't Do It - Shaolin Soul
Syl Johnson
Sippin On a Cup of Coffee - Soulful Thangs, Vol. 7
The Ordells
Phenomena theme - UBB Vol. 13
 In Search of Orchestra
Boogie Back by Roy Ayer's Ubiquity | You'll Like It Too by Funkadelic - UBB Vol. 2 



Gimme The Loot (Untouchables mix)





 Foodstamps - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
24 Carat Black
Ode To Billy Joe
Lou Donaldson
A Wedding Interrupted - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Soundtrack
Tan Dun
drums by
Golddragon

Tabula Rasa - Tabula Rasa
Arvo Part
San Francisco live Sabar concert cassette Shack Up - UBB Vol. 5
Banbarra
Boogie Back by Roy Ayer's Ubiquity |  Funky Music is the Thing by Dynamic Corvettes - UBB Vol. 2 

The Strength of the Righteous | Al Capone - Untouchables Soundtrack
Ennio Morricone
 Papa Was Too
Joe Tex



Suicidal Thoughts




Love Thoughts
Sir Mack Rice
Ain't That (Mellow, Mellow) - Foxy Brown Soundtrack
 Willie Hutch
Fratres - Tabula Rasa
Arvo Part
bass, drums by
Golddragon


Flight of the Valkyries - Twilight of the Gods
Wagner
Hard Times - Shaolin Soul, Vol. 2
Baby Huey




Dream Filthy (interlude)



Faith - The Insider Soundtrack
Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke (arr. S. Smalley)
Destruction of Roger Young - Starship Troopers Soundtrack
Basil Poledouris (arr. Scott Smalley)
Tabula Rasa - Tabula Rasa
Arvo Part
Walo - Djabote
Doudou Ndiaye Rose


Everyday Struggle




Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother - Wheedle's Groove
Black on White Affair
San Francisco sabar live concert cassette Main Title - Basic Instinct Soundtrack
Jerry Goldsmith (arr. Scott Smalley)
drums, keys by
Golddragon
Assembly Line - Machine Gun
The Commodores
Baby I Need Your Lovin'  Four Tops Handclapping Song - Struttin'
The Meters
 Mack Man - The Mack Soundtrack
Willie Hutch


Put Yourself In My Place - Love Child
Diana Ross & the Supremes
Van Chase - Robocop Soundtrack
Basil Poledouris (arr. Scott Smalley)



Kick In The Door



Sneakin' In The Back 
Tom Scott & the L.A. Express
San Francisco live Sabar concert cassette I Get Lifted
KC and the Sunshine Band
bass by
Golddragon
Hook and Sling - UBB Vol. 20
Eddie Bo
Misdemeanor - UBB Vol. 19
Foster Sylvers
 Different Strokes - UBB Vol. 4
Syl Johnson
Theme From S.W.A.T. - UBB Vol. 10
Rhythm Heritage
Rose Rhythm - Djabote
Doudou Ndiaye Rose
Papa Was Too
Joe Tex
So What - Kind of Blue Miles Davis More Bounce to the Ounce
Zapp and Roger


Gimme The Loot 





Foodstamps - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
24 Carat Black
 San Francisco live Sabar  concert cassette Mellow Mood - Can't Get Enough
Barry White
guitar by
Golddragon
Mister Magic - Mister Magic
Grover Washington Jr.
Slippin' Into Darkness - Another Late Night: Tommy Guerrero
Ramsey  Lewis
Pussy Footer
 Jackie Robinson
N'Jaayeeen - Sabar
Doudou Ndiaye Rose


Machine Gun Funk



 Pungee | Cissy Strut
The Meters 
So What - Kind of Blue Miles Davis  Blue Train - Blue Train
John Coltrane

bass by
Golddragon
Kissing My Love- UBB Vol. 20
Bill Withers
Funky Music is the Thing -  UBB Vol. 2 
Dynamic Corvettes
Spinning Wheel - Blue Note Got Soul
Lonnie Smith
 Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him - They Say I'm Different
Betty Davis
Gettin It On - Big City Funk
Dennis Coffey 
This Is Soul - The In-Kraut Vol. 2
Paul Nero
Boubacar Diagne Nautilus - One
Bob James

N'Jaayeeen - Sabar
Doudou Ndiaye Rose
What's Goin On
Marvin Gaye
Goodbye Green, Hello Garber, Goodbye Hippie - The Taking of Pelham 123 Soundtrack
David Shire


Unbelievable




After Laughter, Comes Tears - Shaolin Soul
Wendy Rene
 I Know I'm Losing You 
The Temptations 
bass, drums & keys by Golddragon


Big Poppa



Senor Thump - Mo'Hawk
Alan Hankshaw 
Boogie Back - UBB Vol. 2
Roy Ayers's Ubiquity
Givin Up Food For Funk - Pass The Peas
The JB's
Afro-Strut - Flying Funk
The Nite-Lighters

Herm - Bay Area Funk
San Francisco T.K.O.s
Itch and Scratch - Funkiest Man Alive
Rufus Thomas




10 Crack Commandments


Willie Chase - Funky Soundtracks, Vol. 1
J.J. Johnson
Shangrila - UBB Vol. 10
La Pregunta
God Made Me Funky - Survival of the Fittest
The Headhunters
Synthetic Substitution - UBB Vol. 5
Melvin Bliss
album art

Magnificent Sanctuary Band - Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway




Freestyle Medley



The Breakdown (Part II) - Walkin' The Dog
Rufus Thomas
It's A Shame
The Spinners 
Theme From S.W.A.T. - UBB Vol. 10
Rhythm Heritage

Kratos and the Sea - God Of War Soundtrack
Gerard Marino
Trouble - Double Shot of Soul
Foxy
Atomic Dog - Computer Games 
George Clinton
The Message From the Soul Sisters - Funky Divas
Vicki Anderson

I Can't Make It Without You - Chess Soul
Fred Hughes

Jungle Man
The Meters
Theme From Mission Impossible
Lalo Schifrin
Main Title - King Solomon's Mines Soundtrack
Jerry Goldsmith


Dolly My Girl




Blind Alley - So I Can Love You
The Emotions




On Copyright:



I believe the use of samples in this work is fair use because it is highly transformative, non-commercial, and the samples are small. Also, I'm providing attribution and links to purchase the albums of the sampled artists. (Please support the artists.)   If an artist objects to the sample use on the basis of moral rights or for aesthetic reasons, I'll stop distributing the relevant track.  


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