Various Artists : Droppin’ Science (Blue Note)
« Droppin’ Science » takes its name from a track off the Marley Marl 1988 album « In Control Vol. 1 » and is essentially an updated version of the classic and hugely successful « Blue Break Beats » albums. This is a unique collection of the legendary label’s classic late-60s to mid-70s jazz-funk tracks, all of which have featured prominently as samples in some of the greatest hip hop cuts of the 90s and beyond. Hip hop artists ranging from Dr Dre to the Beastie Boys and A Tribe Called Quest have sampled Blue Note grooves by such jazz greats as Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Donald Byrd and Lonnie Smith. All of these original Blue Note tracks have been compiled here for the first time – with 10 tracks on the CD and 13 on the double vinyl release.