The distinctive guitar riff on this 80’s hit, was sampled by Destiny’s Child 2001’s “Bootylicious" hit.
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Mariah Carey | Shake It Off (2005)
Did you know that this song went to number 2 on the Billboards Hot 100 only to be blocked by Mariah Carey’s smash single, We Belong Together? She’s the only female artist to have the top two spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Missy Elliott — Friendly Skies ft Ginuwine
In his ode to Bria in 2009 Drake released "Bria’s Interlude" with the vocal backing of Omarion off his catapulting mixtape So Far Gone, with the sampling of Missy Misdemeanor Elliot’s 1997’s “Friendly Skies”.
Nitty Scott MC — Bullshit Rap
Did you know? Because of Shabba Ranks’ “Dem Bow” Riddim started the genre Reggaeton. In 1991 when Shabba Ranks released Dem Bow, the riddim became so big in Puerto Rico with freestyles that Reggaeton was originally called Dem Bow. Many reggaeton artists have used and characterized the riddim Dem Bow.
10 YEARS AGO TODAY |11/14/03| Jay Z released his tenth album, The Black Album on Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam Records.
Mariah Carey — Honey
Honey was released as the lead single August 26, 1997 from Carey’s sixth studio album, Butterfly. The song became Carey’s third single to debut atop the Billboards Hot 100, a feat that has yet to be duplicated. The song stayed at the number one spot for three weeks. Additionally, the song became her twelfth chart topper, breaking the fifth place record she had with Madonna and Whitney Houston.
"The Grammy-nominated rapper is now officially the first male hip hop artist in 12 years to have a widely available album reach No. 1 after failing to debut at the top spot."
Canadian teen Ebony Oshunrinde, who aptly goes by the moniker WondaGirl in the studio, has just finished the 11th grade. She’s also just been credited as a producer on “Crown,” a track on Jay-Z’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”
Her story is insanely inspiring and impressive: after watching a video of Jay-Z and Timbaland working in the studio together at age 9, she began to download music software and teach herself how to use it by watching YouTube tutorials. “I wanted to do the exact same thing that [Jay-Z] did,” she recently told the Star. When she was 14, she made it to the quarter-finals of Toronto’s Battle of the Beatmakers. (FOURTEEN. I didn’t even know how to make a grilled cheese when I was 14.) She won the title the following year, because she is incredible, and went on to sign an exclusive management deal with Black Box.
According to Ian Stanger, a representative with Black Box, “It’s amazing to see somebody with that much talent working as hard as she can to make the most of it at such a young age. It’s her work that people should be paying attention to, not the fact that’s she 16.”
And her work is exactly what people have started to pay attention to. Earlier this year, Oshunrinde sent the beat to her friend Travis Scott, a young rapper and producer. He happened to be in the studio with Jay-Z when he received it — and when he told her that the cut had made it to the album, she thought he was joking.
"Usually that kind of thing doesn’t happen to 16-year-olds," she explains. No, Ebony, it usually does not.