MUSIC NERD MOMENT OF THE DAY: The Whole Darn Family – Seven Minutes of Funk

The song sampled on the 1996 Jay-Z track “Ain’t No N*gga” that helped to begin propelling Hova’s mainstream Hip Hop career. It’s a big time mixture of a few different elements, from down home dirty, fat bottom funk combined with a little bit of sheen and glitter from the disco scene. The horns definitely help to make this song a rousing dance floor worthy number, and you can just imagine crowds of people shaking, wiggling and gyrating to the hard groove of the bass line, the flute and the continuous horn loop. Also sampled on EPMD’s “It’s My Thing” back in 1988.


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