Another Classic from Bob James, this little cut is taken from his ’75 longplayer ‘Two’. Sometimes referred to as one of hiphop’s fundamental breakbeats which is fairly accurate.
Bob James – Take Me To The Mardis Gras
LL Cool J used it on the classic ‘Rock The Bells’ in ’85 and but perhaps the most obvious usage was by Run DMC (again!) on their Raising Hell LP in ’86. Check It:
Run DMC – Peter Piper
My favourite tune built outta Take Me To The Mardis Gras is a classic Wu track from 2001. Featuring RZA production and originally intended to drop on Ghostface Killah’s 3rd album ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ however due to sample clearance issues it was dropped and the version that actually appeared on the LP was rubbish. Pretty sure this is still available on vinyl and it’s on that Hidden Darts complilation as well…
Ghostface, Raekwon, Method Man & Superb – Flowers (original mix)