Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Today is the 59th "Born Day" of musical genius, Stevie Wonder. I have many childhood memories of waking up to my mother singing along with Stevie's records on Saturday mornings and me watching in awe, as his bead-clad head would sway back and forth during various Grammy performances.

The man has been creating beautiful music, since he was a child and his catalog is beyond serious. His influence can be witnessed through some of our generations most gifted musicians. Below are a few of his classic songs that have been sampled by respected hip hop artists. Enjoy and always remember to Respect The Architect.

Original: Love's in Need of Love

Sampled For: 50 Cent for "Ryder Music" (produced by Hi-Tek)
Ryder Music - 50 Cent

Original: That Girl

Sampled For
: 2Pac's "So Many Tears" (Produced by Shock G)
So Many Tears - 2Pac

Original: I Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer

Sampled For
: Common's "Retrospect for Life", feat. Lauryn Hill (Produced by James Poyser & No I.D)
Retrospect For Life (Featuring Lauryn Hill) - Common

1 comment:

  1. Yea cats need to do more respecting of our architects! Word! Love him!