Simple as One,
Bob James music laid the foundation for hip-hop beats and producers. Well crafted gems of music, One, Two, and Three might seem at first as far away from hip-hop as any genre could be. However- with over 800 samples cataloged by WhoSampled.com– these albums are the most sampled beats in any of hip hop. It’s impossible to listen to any of the original guard of rappers like Slick Rick and Run-DMC without getting a taste of Bob James. And then, as the hip hop generations proceeded, when one samples an old school artist, they are almost unaware that they are sampling Bob James.
This article written by a contributor at Wax Poetics explores the deep ties of Bob James to hip hop. Read the full story here!