Friday, December 10, 2010

Diggin in the Crates: 24 Carat Black "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth"

This is what real DJs do - we dig in the crates to find the illest breaks then flip them in to our mixes. When I'm not in the mix or going through submissions, I'm diggin in the crates for the breaks that make my mixes unique.

24 Carat Black "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth"

1. Synopsis One: In the Ghetto/God Save the World
2. Poverty's Paradise
3. Brown-Baggin'
4. Synopsis Two: Mother's Day
5. Mother's Day
6. Food Stamps
7. Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
8. 24 Carat Black Theme

Originally released on Stax in 1973. Featuring classically trained Detroit arranger Dale Warren who got his start with the famed Motown label & from the late '60s throughout the early '70s, composed the majority of string scores for soul artists on Stax Records (arranging for such artists as Billy Eckstine, Eddie Floyd, Isaac Hayes, Albert King & the Staple Singers).

Now here's a brief list of artists who have ALREADY sampled from this album (I have too)

Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth: (Enterprise 1973)
* "Poverty's Paradise"
Freeway and Jake One ft Omillio Sparks - "Money"
Kingpin Skinny Pimp - "Whatcha Gonna Do"
Monica ft Treach - "Ain't Nobody"
Naughty by Nature - "Poverty's Paradise"
Omar Cruz - "Legendary"
Three 6 Mafia - "N 2 Deep"
* "Brown-Baggin'"
Assassin - "Kique at Merde"
Leaders of the New School - "What's Next?"
* "Mother's Day"
CL Smooth - "CL Smooth Unplugged"
Diplo - "Don't Fall"
Diplo - "Krunkepistomology"
Jay-Z - "Can I Live Pt 2"
Nas - "Nas is Coming"
Naughty by Nature - "Nothin' to Lose (Naughty Live)"
RZA - "The Birth"
Wale - "The End Credits"
* "Foodstamps"
Digable Planets - "Cool Like Dat"
Wale - "The End Credits"
* "Ghetto: Misfortunes Wealth"
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"
* "24 Karat Black Theme"
H.E.A.L. ft Ms. Melodie - "Anti-Ho"
Keith Murray - "Herb is Pumpin'"

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  1. Here's your link:

  2. I downloaded both albums. Thank you!!!