Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Lure of Africa

Thanks to Kurtis for encouraging me to pop this one out.

TOTO: everyone loves those sweet Jeff Porcaro grooves and the sailing AOR/prog-rock melodies of such mega-hits as "Rosanna," "Hold The Line" (my personal fave) and "Africa." But who knew that those serious white boys in Toto has provided the foundation for a few hiphop tracks. Even stranger is that two tracks by major artists were based on "Africa" in the space of 3 years. That's silly!

Ja Rule - Murder Reigns
Nas - New World
Toto - Africa

More second hand Toto:
MC Lyte’s “Poor Georgie” samples “Georgy Porgy”
Roger Sanchez’s “Another Chance” samples “I Won't Hold You Back”
Art of Noise’s “Beat Box (Diversion One)” samples “Rosanna”

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