Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sample Justice: Black Eyed Peas - Dirty Bit vs Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - Time of My Life

If you've read my blog much, you've probably come to disdain I have for the re-gression of the Black Eyed Peas post Fergie. All of you that disagree with me and see their rise in becoming a leading pop icon weren't around when they were Fallin' Up, rocking not only Joints but also Jams and breakdancing on stage...basically representing true grassroots Hip Hop to the fullest. I remember being awed by their stage presence when I saw them and De La Soul open for Wyclef like 8 years ago and brought an innovate and organic Hip Hop sound to their live performance. #ThoseWereTheDays

Don't get it twisted, all the work they've done with D Guetta has had it's highlights, but in general, they've become too popular for me to appreciate anymore. Call me a hater, call me anti-bandwagon, but I fight the power and take pride in finding my own way through the woods that I think is best. Nam sayin?

Anyways, this Sample Justice piece is meant to bring to light the bastardization sampling of a classic track that is absolutely revered because of the integral part it played in a timeless movie. If you're not sure what movie or song that was, shame on your parents for listening to shitty music (love you Mom & Dad! hah!)...
There are a couple facts of life, you don't mess with Patrick Swayze (RIP), you don't shamelessly sample a classic by making it a trance song (below) and you SURE AS HELL don't put baby in the corner. Gotta love Dirty Dancing, it's one movie that is consistently on either TNT, AMC or TBS, it's like money in the bank.

You be the judge, I'm being critical of it mostly because I'm a fan of the timlessness of the version done by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, but I'll probably still find a way to dance to this at the club at some point in a couple months when it has finally permeated the brain cells of every living creature capable of hearing. I exaggerate, but serious radio, take it easy for a change, it's legal to NOT play them every 15 minutes....

Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)


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