Well well…

I hope you are all doing well!

October 23, 2011. That was the date of the last posting to Mo’Gravy. Since then, somehow hundreds of followers have found their way to this page. It’s nice to see these tracks are still being passed around. Just out of curiosity, would any of you like to see Mo’Gravy return? How many of my old followers are still out there? I would love to hear from you all. I have a fairly busy schedule, which is partly the reason for my absence. If there is enough of a community still left out there, perhaps I can be persuaded to start posting tracks again. I do miss the blog, but it is a big commitment. What are your thoughts?

N-

3 weeks ago

Donald Byrd Wind Parade (1976)

Sampled by:

  • Black Eyed Peas ft De la Soul - “Cali to New York”
  • Black Moon - “Buck ‘Em Down”
  • Jewell - “It’s Not Deep Enough”
  • Organized Konfusion - “Stray Bullet”
  • Tupac - “Definition of a Thug Nigga”


This song has been played 679 times.

2 years ago


Donald Byrd
- (Fallin’ like) Dominoes (1970)


Sampled by:

  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - “Brand New Funk”
  • Grand Daddy IU - “Dominoes”
  • Ice Cube - “I Wanna Kill Sam”
  • Oddjobs - “No Egos”
  • Stetsasonic - “Talkin’ All That Jazz”


This song has been played 0 times.

2 years ago

Johnny Hammond - Shifting Gears (1975)

Sampled by:

  • C.E.B. - “M.D.”
  • DMX - “Fuckin’ Wit’ D”
  • Fam-Lee - “Runs in the Fam-Lee”
  • Hieroglyphics - “See Delight”
  • Jungle Brothers - “Sunshine”
  • Stetsasonic - “In Full Gear”


This song has been played 349 times.

3 years ago

Tyrone Thomas and the Whole Darn Family -Seven Minutes of Funk" (1976)

Sampled by:

  • Alkaholiks - “Only When I’m Drunk”
  • College Boyz - “Underground Blues”
  • Coolio - ”Bring Back Something Fo Da Hood”
  • Dru Down - “Pimp of the Year”
  • EPMD - “It’s My Thing”
  • Faith Evans - “Good Life”
  • Father MC - “On and On”
  • Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - “Super Rappin’”
  • Gravediggaz - “Deathtrap”
  • Jay-Z ft Foxxy Brown - “Ain’t No Nigga”
  • Jodeci - “Get on Up”
  • Kurtis Blow - “Street Rock”
  • Mad Lion - “Body and Shape”
  • Mc Solar - “La Devise”
  • NYG’Z - “Giant ta This”
  • Peanut Butter Wolf - “A Tale of Five Cities”


This song has been played 459 times.

3 years ago

The Floaters - Float On" (1977)

Sampled by:

  • Big Daddy Kane - “Flow On”
  • College Boyz - “No Sets, No Drama, No Stress”
  • Craig Mack - “Please Listen to my Demo”
  • Don Jagwarr - “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.”
  • Dream Warriors - “Float On”
  • Lords of the Underground - “Flow On”
  • Stetsasonic - “Float On”
  • Willie D - “Throat On”


This song has been played 279 times.

3 years ago

Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (1971)

Sampled by:

  • Masta Ace - “Take a Look Around”
  • Professor Griff - “Real African People ‘Rap’ pt 2”
  • Queen Latifah - “The Evil That Men Do”
  • Salt-N-Pepa - “Whatta Man Luvbug Remix 1”


This song has been played 479 times.

3 years ago

24 Carat Black - Ghetto: Misfortunes Wealth(1973)

Sampled by:

  • D.A.M.N. - “Introlosophy 2”
  • Eric B and Rakim - “In the Ghetto”
  • Jill Scott ft Common - “High Post Brotha”
  • Scarface ft. Willie D, Ice Cube & KB - “The Geto”
  • Termanology - “Nobody’s Smilin”  


This song has been played 339 times.

3 years ago

Zapp - “More Bounce to the Ounce (1980)

Sampled by:

  • A Lighter Shade of Brown - “Bouncin”
  • Above the Law - “Return of the Real Shit”
  • Bloods & Crip - “Shuda Been…”
  • Bobby Demo - “Ounce Rap”
  • Boss - “I’m Comin to Getcha”
  • Breeze - “LA Posse”
  • Brotha Lynch Hung - “Had 2 Gat Ya”
  • Candyman - “Oneninehundredskytalk”
  • Compton’s Most Wanted - “Growin’ up in the ‘Hood”
  • Compton’s Most Wanted - “Hit the Floor”
  • Coolio - “County Line”
  • Daddy-O - “Brooklyn Bounce”
  • Digital Underground - "Shake and Bake"
  • Digital Underground - “Sons of the P”
  • DJ Quik - “Way 2 Fonky”
  • EPMD - “You Gots to Chill”
  • EPMD - “You Gots to Chill ‘97”
  • Heavy D - “More Bounce to the Ounce”
  • Ice Cube - “Jackin’ for Beats”
  • Ice Cube - “Look Who’s Burnin’”
  • Ice Cube - “What Can I Do?”
  • Insane Clown Posse - “Dog Beats”
  • Kris Kross - “Shame”
  • Low Profile - “Pay Ya Dues”
  • Masta Ace - “Slaughtahouse”
  • MC Breed - “No Future in Yo’ Frontin’”
  • Notorious BIG - “Going Back to Cali”
  • Paperboy - “The Nine Yards”
  • Professor X - “Close the Crackhouse”
  • Professor X - “What’s up G?”
  • Public Enemy - "1 Million Bottlebags"
  • Public Enemy - “Anti-Nigger Machine”
  • Redman - “So Ruff”
  • Rodney O & Joe Cooley - “Get Down with the Lyrical Strangla”
  • Rodney O & Joe Cooley - “U Don’t Hear Me Tho’”
  • Rodney O & Joe Cooley - “Wake up New York”
  • Shante - “Trick or Treat”
  • Snoop Dogg - “Snoop Bounce”
  • South Central Cartel - “Had to Be Loced”
  • South Central Cartel - “Servin’ ‘em Heat”
  • South Central Cartel - “Ya Getz Clowned”
  • Spanish Fly - “Kill 4 Thrillz”
  • Threat - “24-7”
  • Threat - “The Dogs are Loose”
  • Volume 10 - “Pistolgrip Pump”
  • WC & the Maad Circle - “U Don’t Work, U Don’t Eat”
  • Wu-Tang Clan - “Method Man”
  • X-Clan - “Heed the Words of a Brother”
  • X-Clan - “Xodus”
  • YGD - “Going Back to Cali”



This song has been played 4,819 times.

3 years ago

Dennis Coffey - Black Belt Jones" (1974)

Sampled by:

  • Lakim Shabazz - “Sample the Dope Noise”
  • LL Cool J - “Jinglin’ Baby”


This song has been played 109 times.

3 years ago

Dexter Manzel - “Space Funk” (1975)

Sampled by:

  • Eric B and Rakim - “The R”


This song has been played 199 times.

3 years ago

Galt MacDermot - “Space” (1969)

Sampled by:

  • Busta Rhymes - “Woo Hah! I Got You All in Check”
  • Faith Evans - “I Can’t Help (Feeling the Way I Feel)”


This song has been played 459 times.

3 years ago

tantumephemera said: Damn I've missed this blog.

Thanks homie

I’m sorry! I’m always behind on it..

3 years ago

Grover Washington Jr Knucklehead (1975)

Sampled by:

  • Brand Nubian - “Probable Cause”
  • Ed OG - “Life of a Kid in the Ghetto”
  • Indelibles - “Collude/Intrude”
  • K-Solo - “Fugitive”
  • King T ft Ice Cube - “Like a Funky Piano”
  • MC Don & EZ Ed - “Party Rocker”
  • Omniscence - “Amazin’”
  • Paris - “Bring it to Ya”
  • Penthouse Players Clique - “Jus 2 Kep Yo Attenchun”
  • Poison Clan - “Poison Freestyle”
  • WC - “Call it What You Want”
  • Zhane - “Hey Mr. DJ”


This song has been played 6,609 times.

3 years ago

James Brown - “Funky President(1975)

Sampled by:

  • 2 Live Crew - “So Funky”
  • 2nd II None - “More than a Player”
  • A Tribe Called Quest - “Oh My God”
  • A Tribe Called Quest - “Show Business”
  • Akinyele - “Exercise”
  • Beastie Boys - “Hey Ladies”
  • Big Daddy Kane - “Give it to Me”
  • Big Daddy Kane - “Word to the Mother (Land)”
  • Brand Nubian - “All for One”
  • Brand Nubian - “To the Right”
  • Capitol Tax - “Mista Wonka”
  • Cash Money & Marvelous - “The Mighty Hard Rocker”
  • Cash Money & Marvelous - “The Music Maker”
  • Craig G - “Duck Alert”
  • Da King & I - “What’s up Doc”
  • Dan the Automator - “Get Down to the Funky Sound”
  • Dan the Automator - “Music to be Murdered By”
  • Dana Dane - “Little Bit of Dane”
  • Das EFX - “East Coast”
  • Das EFX - “Looseys”
  • Das EFX - “They Want EFX”
  • De la Soul - “Brain-Washed Follower”
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - “Jazzy’s n the House”
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - “Who Stole My Car?”
  • Eric B and Rakim - “Eric B is President”
  • Eric B and Rakim - “Eric B Made My Day”
  • Eric B and Rakim - “The Rhyme Goes On”
  • Fam-Lee - “She’s So Real”
  • Funkmaster Flex - “Live from the Palladium”
  • Gang Starr - “Gotta Get Over”
  • Gang Starr - “Knowledge”
  • Geto Boys - “Read These Nikes”
  • Ghostface Killah - “Deck’s Beat”
  • Ghostface Killah - “Mighty Healthy”
  • Grand Daddy IU - “Sugar Free”
  • Group Home - “Supa Star”
  • Guru - “Take a Look (At Yourself)”
  • Guru - “Trust Me”
  • Heavy D - “Gyrlz, They Love Me”
  • Heavy D - “We Got Our Own Thang”
  • Hip-Hop Against Apartheid - “Free South Africa”
  • Ice Cube - “Horny Lil’ Devil”
  • Ice Cube - “I Wanna Kill Sam”
  • Ice Cube - “Jackin’ for Beats”
  • Jazzy Grooves - “Scat Jam”
  • Jimmy Z - “Funky Flute”
  • Joint Ventures - “Interview”
  • Kid ‘N Play - “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody”
  • Kid ‘N Play - “Friendz”
  • Kid ‘N Play - “Last Night”
  • King Just - “Warriors Drum”
  • King T - “E Get Swift”
  • KRS-One - “Outta Here”
  • Kurtis Blow - “Still on the Scene”
  • Large Professor - “I Juswannachill”
  • LL Cool J - “6 Minutes of Pleasure”
  • LL Cool J - “Ain’t No Stoppin’ This”
  • LL Cool J - “Fast Peg
  • LL Cool J - “To Da Break of Dawn”
  • Lord Finesse - “Hey! Look at Shorty”
  • Low Profile - “Easy Money”
  • Marley Marl - “Duck Alert”
  • MC Breed - “Gotta Get Mine”
  • Mica Paris - “More Love”
  • Michel’le - “Nicety”
  • Mistress & DJ Madame E - “Get Pumped”
  • Naughty by Nature - “Guard Your Grill”
  • Naughty by Nature - “Hip Hop Hooray”
  • Nice & Smooth - “Sex, Sex, Sex”
  • NWA - “Fuck tha Police”
  • P-King - “Wicked and Nasty”
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth - “Anger in the Nation”
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth - “Da Two”
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth - “Skinz”
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth - “Tell Me”
  • Poor Righteous Teachers - “Rock Dis Funky Joint”
  • Public Enemy - “Fight the Power”
  • Rebel MC - “Black Meaning Good”
  • Rebel MC - “Culture”
  • Red Hot Lover Tone - “Da Gigolow”
  • Red Hot Lover Tone - “Wanna Make Moves”
  • Richie Rich - “Rockin’ on the GoGo Scene”
  • Rumpletilskinz - “Hudz”
  • Run-DMC - “Not Just Another Groove”
  • Salt-N-Pepa ft E.U. - “Shake Your Thing”
  • Schoolly D - “Sometimes It’s Got”
  • Shabaam Sahdeeq - “Soundclash”
  • Silk X Leather - “The Woman in Me”
  • Slick Rick - “Why, Why, Why”
  • Spoonie Gee - “Spoonie is Back”
  • Stetsasonic - “Uda Man”
  • Ten Tray - “I Convey!”
  • Terminator X - “Homey Don’t Play Dat”
  • Terminator X - “Vendetta… the Big Getback”
  • The Gyrlz - “Jam Jam If You Can”
  • Trends of Culture - “Mad Flavor Mad Style”
  • Tupac ft Richie Rich - “Lie to Kick It”
  • Ultramagnetic MCs - “I Like Your Style”
  • UMC - “One to Grow On”
  • Wee Papa Girls - “You’ve Got the Beat”


This song has been played 229 times.

3 years ago

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