GrantLOVE – The Big Beat

This one takes me back to my Elementary and High School years. Hoping these tracks take some of you back as well, To those hearing these for the first time, this was the soundtrack of the early eighties.

Remember, “It’s not OLD, if it’s NEW to you.” – GrantLOVE

Kurtis Blow – AJ Scratch
Billy Squier – Big Beat
Run-D.M.C. – Here We Go (Live at The Funhouse)
Boogie Boys – A Fly Girl –
Funky Four Plus One More – Rappin And Rocking The House
Taana Gardner-Heartbeat
Treacherous Three – Feel The Heartbeat
Fab 5 Freddy – Change Le Beat (B-side feat rapper BeSide)
Fab 5 Freddy – Down By Law
Dr Jeckyll Mr Hyde – AM PM
Jimmy Spicer – Money (Dollar Bill Y’all)
T-Ski Valley – Catch the Beat
Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce – It’s My Beat
MC Lyte – I Cram to Understand U
Blondie – Rapture
KRS One – Step into a World
Whole Darn Family – Seven Minutes Of Funk
EPMD – It’s My Thang

GrantLOVE: Cupid’s Hunt 2012

Valentine’s Day is widely regarded as the most romantic day of the year. A day where men and women show their love for one another by presenting gestures of said love. Flowers, chocolate candies, intimate apparel, or whatever, some gesture is needed, or it will not be forgotten.

I myself prefer to come up with a sexy mix of sensual music, a bottle of her favorite spirit, a babysitter…then come what may.

With that said, and rather awkwardly, I present my Cupid’s Hunt 2012 contribution. A mix of classic sexy ballads that have all been sampled at one time or another. Some you’ll know right away, while others may make you wonder, “Where the hell have I heard that beat before?”

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you enjoy.

“It’s not old, if it’s new to you”~GrantLOVE

STREAM/DOWNLOAD via podomatic: GrantLOVE: Cupid’s Hunt 2012: Sample Me Love


Isaac Hayes – A Few More Kisses to Go
The Dramatics – In the Rain
Lou Rawls – Early Morning Love
The Heath Brothers – Smilin’ Billy Suite, Pt. II
Leon Haywood – I Wanna Do Something Freaky to You
The Moments – Sexy Mama
Michael Henderson – Let Me Love You
Barry White – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
Marvin Gaye – Come Live With Me Angel
The Ohio Players – Sweet Sticky Thing
Tyrone Davis – In The Mood
Cameo – Hangin’ Downtown
The Dramatics – Oceans Of Thoughts And Dreams
Eddie Holman – I Love You
The Main Ingredient – Let Me Prove My Love To You

Previous Cupid’s Hunt Mixes:
2011, 2010, 2009, 2009 Bonus Mix, 2008

GrantLOVE: Sample Me This (Best Samples of 2011)

2011 has come and go and left us with some very interesting takes on some oldies, as well as some interesting mash-ups , and re-works. Here is my short take on the samples of 2011. Hope you enjoy.. GrantLOVE.

“It’s not old, if it’s new to you”~GrantLOVE


DOWNLOAD: GrantLOVE: Sample Me This


Major Lazer – Pon De Floor (Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – I’ll Take Care of U (Drake – Take Care)
Beach House – Master of None (The Weeknd – The Party & the After Party)
Cassius – I 3 U So (Kanye & Jay-Z – Why I Love You)
Cloudeater – Sabotage (Wale – Sabotage)
Ellie Goulding – Lights Remix (Lupe Fiasco – LightWork)
I Blame Coco – Control (B.o.B – Fucked Up)
Kavinsky – Nightcall (Lupe Fiasco – American Terrorist III)
Lily Allen – Who’d Have Known (T-Pain – 5 O’Clock)
Nina Simone – Feeling Good (Kanye & Jay-Z – (New Day)
Otis Redding – Try a Little Tenderness (Kanye & Jay-Z – Otis)
The Little Boy Blues – Echoes of You (Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun – That’s Hard)
Balla Et Ses Balladins – Paulette (J. Cole – Can’t Get Enough)
Freda Payne – I Cant Wait (9th Wonder-Peanut Butter & Jelly)
The Sweet Inspirations – You Roam When You Dont Get It At Home (Mary J Blige – Someone To Love Me)
Aaron Neville – Hercules (Stalley – Hercules)
Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady (Wale – Lacefrontin)
Leon Haywood – B.M.F. Beautiful (Saigon -‘The Greatest Story Never Told)
MGMT – Electric Feel (Frank Ocean-Nature Feels)
The Family – The Screams of Passion (DJ Quik – Do Today)
Prince – The Beautiful Ones (Marsha Ambrosius – Late Nights & Early Mornings)
Martina Topley-Bird – Sandpaper Kisses (The Weeknd -The Birds Part II)
Curtis Mayfield – Give Me Your Love (Wale – That Way)

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GrantLOVE: Watch The Samples (Watch The Throne Sample Session)

I rarely put together a sample session based on one album. The last time I compiled such a mix was for Kanye West’s ‘A Twisted Dark Fantasy‘. That wound up becoming one of my favorite mixes. This one is filled with soulful funk, as well as some of that Electronica feel that’s gaining more and more traction in today’s ‘Hip Hop and R&B’Pop’, as I like to call it.

This one starts off with a nice Old School House feel. It flows into some electronica, journeys through some Funk, until it smooths out on some soul. Hope you enjoy. GrantLOVE.

“It’s not old, if it’s new to you”~GrantLOVE


DOWNLOAD: GrantLOVE: Watch The Samples (Watch The Throne Sample Session)


Quincy Jones – Celie Shaves Mr./Scarification Ceremony (sampled on Murder to Excellence)
Flux Pavilion –  I Can’t Stop (sampled on Who Gon Stop Me)
Cassius – I Love You So (sampled on Why I Love You)
Assagai – Telephone Girl (sampled on That’s My Bitch)
Incredible Bongo Band – Apache (sampled on That’s My Bitch)
James Brown – My Thang (sampled on Gotta Have It)
James Brown – People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul (sampled on Gotta Have It)
James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (sampled on That’s My Bitch)
Orange Krush – Action (sampled on Primetime)
Syl Johnson – Different Strokes (sampled on The Joy)
Nina Simone – Feeling Good (sampled on New Day)
Otis Redding – Try a Little Tenderness (sampled on Otis)
Curtis Mayfield – The Makings of You[Live](sampled on The Joy)