VinRican played some of the classic samples from Mos Def’s Black On Both Sides. Stream it here.
Before the name change and the fake stories about being denied entry into the US, Dante Terrell Smith was known as—and is still widely known as—Mos Def. His solo debut, Black On Both Sides, acted as a divergence from the seeming commercialisation of hip hop towards the late 90s with live instrumentation and political lyricism.
VinRican looked at some of those samples for Power 106 Los Angeles including the likes of Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, and Milt Jackson.
Stream it below.