Thursday, November 04, 2021

Song of the Day: 'I Got a Man' by Positive K


Although my knowledge of music in the past couple decades is limited, I have noticed that most songs -- however simple -- seem to have numerous writers credited, and that most tracks these days "feature" someone. Fine. Still, nothing could prepare me for learning this about "I Got a Man," a hip-hop favorite from 1992: 

Samples the 1980 disco single "Rescue Me" by A Taste of Honey 
Samples the song "Spread Love" by the a cappella group Take 6 
Samples the song "High Power Rap" by the rap group Crash Crew 
Samples the electric guitar riff from "Mama Used To Say" by Junior 
Samples the horn from "Get Up and Dance" ty Freedom 
Samples the song "Kuff" by dancehall artist Shelly Thunder
And the spoken intro ("How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?") is sampled from the 1990 film "Die Hard 2," in which John McClane (played by Bruce Willis) complains about his bad luck. 

And yet the single lists Positive K as the songwriter ... huh?!

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