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RIP Melvin Bliss x Synthetic Substitution

Melvin Bliss passed away today. The man is responsible for “Synthetic Substitution,” easily one of the greatest and most prolifically sampled records ever. The list of Hip-Hop songs that straight ganked the “Substitution” break is extensive, so I’ll include only a handful of my favorites (De La Soul, Public Enemy, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Ghostface Killah and Ultramagnetic MCs) below.

Worth noting, the great Bernard Purdie is the drummer on the record. A preview of a documentary Earl Holder and Peripheral Enterprises put together on Mr. Bliss after the vids. Rest In Peace.


Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Cuttin’ Headz” Produced by The RZA

De La Soul “Potholes In My Lawn” Produced by De La Soul & Prince Paul

Ghostface Killah “Mighty Healthy” Produced by Allah Mathematics

Ultramagnetic MCs “Ego Trippin’” Produced by Ced Gee and likely Paul C

Public Enemy Enemy “Don’t Believe Hype” Produced by The Bomb Squad

Melvin Bliss Documentary Trailer

July 26, 2010 - Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , ,

14 Comments »

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  2. dope post.. only thing is biggie’s “unbelievable” is “impeach the president” not “synthetic substitution”… Rest In Power Melvin Bliss!!!

    Comment by nastee luvz you | July 26, 2010

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  4. You’re right nastee, fixing now. Good looks.

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  6. Nice post fam. One note though, “Synthetic Substitution” wasn’t used on Biggie’s “Unbelievable”, it’s “Impeach The President” that Preemo used. Matter of fact, instead of posting the biggie song by preem, maybe post “Dwyck” by him. That was a sick use of “Synthetic Substitution” right there.

    Anyway, respect for paying homage to Mr. Bliss’s song.

    Comment by juan del negro | July 27, 2010

  7. […] drums, it should be noted, are taken from “Synthetic Substitution,” one of the most-sampled breaks of all time, by the great Melvin Bliss, who passed away […]

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  10. Diziz a very bad newz fo hip hop lovaz…

    Comment by Culture Street | July 28, 2010

  11. Redman’s “Jam 4 U” = a personal fave

    Comment by Cinsere | July 28, 2010

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