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Drop Science这句俚语是只有在美国部份黑人社区才会用的话，意思是「让我用饶舌乐来露一手给你瞧瞧」，但这种饶舌文化的用字，和蓝调之音的爵士音乐有什么关係呢？原来是自从八○年代后期嬉哈文化兴起后，嬉哈音乐的乐手大量地引用五、六○年代老爵士、蓝调、放客乐的黑胶唱片作为他们混音的取样音轨。这些嬉哈客们从家的仓库、二手唱片行和社区拍卖找到爸爸或叔叔们年轻时听的爵士黑胶片，这里截一段、那里採一段，就组成嬉哈乐的基底。而五、六○年代放客和灵魂爵士唱片品牌中，最常被嬉哈客引用的就是蓝调唱片的作品，像本片中Divad McCullum在1967年的作品「The Edge」，就因为被Dr. Dre引用在「The Next Episode」中，当作开始和间奏段，而在这几年成为家喻户晓的名曲段（史奴比狗狗有在这首歌里演唱）。至於片中其他曲，也都是赫赫有名在嬉哈时代捲土重来，被一再引用的大作，像是第一首Lou Donaldson的「Its your thing」就被包括Brand Nubian、De la Soul、Real live甚至玛丹娜引用，玛丹娜是在「I’ d Rather Be Your Lover」中引用了此曲的片段。同样也被玛丹娜引用的还有Grant Green的「Down Here on the Ground」，就出现在她的「Forbidden Love」单曲中。这张专辑就是以这个方向，点名了历来被引用最多的蓝调旧放客作品，指陈出当代嬉哈客们最爱老黑胶的原出处，不管你是爱嬉哈还是爱流行，这张专辑，可以满足你一探究竟的音乐偷窥慾，看到「原来玛丹娜也是从这里借到灵感的！」。
Blue Note Records' Droppin' Science is a unique collection of the legendary label's classic late 60s through mid-70s jazz-funk tracks, all of which have featured prominently as samples in some of the greatest hip hop cuts of the late 80s, 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 for the first time on Droppin' Science, which Blue Note will release as a 10-track CD, a 13-track digital album and vinyl LP, as well as individual ring-tunes that are based on the exact sampled loop.
Taking the name from a cut off of Marley Marl's 1988 LP In Control Vol. 1, Blue Note's VP of A&R Eli Wolf conceived the Droppin' Science project as a way to connect what he calls the "golden age of hip hop" to the now classic jazz-funk tracks recorded for Blue Note during the late 60s through mid-70s. Selecting from over 25 Blue Note tracks, Wolf has assembled the best of the best from the Blue Note sampleography.
The list of artists both sampled and sampling includes some of the most famous names in the world of jazz and hip hop, and covers a large breadth of time. In 1992, Kool G Rap used Joe Williams' "Get out of My Life Woman" in his classic cut "Ill Street Blues;" then, nearly a decade later Jill Scott used the same sample in the song "Brotha" featured on her seminal neo-soul debut Words and Sounds: Vol 1. Landmark tracks from Brand Nubian ("Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down"), De La Soul ("Bitties in the BK Lounge"), and Lox ("Get This $") all feature a groove from Lou Donaldson's "It's Your Thing." A Tribe Called Quest used Jack McDuff's "Oblighetto" in their smash "Scenario." As recently as 2001, Dr. Dre sampled David McCallum's "The Edge" in the infamous cut "The Next Episode" which featured Snoop Dogg. The list continues, with Biggie Smalls' "One More Chance" remix and Mary J. Blige's "Everyday It Rains" featuring a sample from Lou Donaldson's "Whose Makin' Love." Blue Note's influence has even been felt in the pop world where Madonna used a Lou Donaldson sample ("It's Your Thing") in her song "I'd Rather Be Your Lover," as well as a sample of Grant Green's "Down Here on the Ground" in her song "Forbidden Love."
On Feb. 12, the day of release, J Rocc from the World Famous Beat Junkies will throw down at the Apple store in LA (3rd St. Promenade), and Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest will DJ at the Apple store in NYC (Soho). With liner notes by Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson of The Roots and artwork by Jeff Jank of LA's Stones Throw Records, 'Droppin' Science' is clearly a labor of love by the hip-hop community and connoisseurs alike, paying special tribute to some of the most referenced and revered music of the 60s and 70s.
01. Lou Donaldson - It's Your Thing (8:59)
02. Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew (4:09)
03. Donald Byrd - Think Twice (6:11)
04. David McCallum - The Edge (2:52)
05. Brother Jack McDuff - Oblighetto (6:33)
06. Joe Williams - Get out of My Life, Woman (3:22)
07. Grant Green - Down Here On The Ground (6:39)
08. Lonnie Smith - Spinnin' Wheel (7:32)
09. Jeremy Steig - Howling For Judy (4:37)
10. Lou Donaldson - Who's Makin' Love (To Your Old Lady) (6:45)