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“i joke all the time,” she confesses, “to stop feeling the sadness.”
unbeknownst to one another, britpop artists portishead & tricky both sampled music from isaac hayes 1970’s track “ike’s rap ii”. back in 1995, a silly controversy began over the belief of trip-hop plagiarism and the game of who sampled first. when it became known, tricky’s “hell is around the corner” was physically recorded before anyone had the chance to hear portishead’s original written creation of “glory box”. although together they included the same slow groove beat, they gave off their own freshly distinct & unique qualities.
daydream, i fell asleep amid the flowers
for a couple of hours on a beautiful day
created in the late sixties by the wallace collection and performed by the unknown gunter kallman choir, the track “daydream” was oftenly mistaken for issac hayes “ike’s rap ii”. over the past few years, a few different artists (the pharcyde, jill scott, i monster, beta band) sampled their own rariety, styling around the prominent lyrics and harmony.
art by colette calascione