Published on July 7th, 2013 | by DrWass0
Sample Sunday: The Moments – “Love On A Two Way Street”
Welcome to another SAMPLE SUNDAY fine lads and ladies. This week Jay-Z surprised us all with his release of Magna Carta Holy Grail’and with that I will award you with a double Jay-Z sample! Thanks to mamma dearest who watched the MCHG commercial during the finals, she pointed out one sample she knew…..which easily tied into another song. Well……let me show you!
The Sample: The Moments – “Love On A Two Way Street”
Originally forming in the 1960’s, The Moments were an American R&B group that came about by students from Howard University in Washington D.C. They immediately had success as a large group and had several great hits over 9 studio albums. Then in 1979, the group revamped a little and changed their name to Ray, Goodman & Brown, which produced 7 more successful studio albums and several more chart hitting singles.
The Flip: Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind” AND Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
YES! Two great songs both using the wonderful sample from The Moments. “Empire State of Mind” is easy to identify. Coming off of Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 it was EXTREMELY successful and was certified 3x Platinum as a single. As for “Holy Grail”, its a bit harder to identify, but the sample is there. The first track off of the new Magna Carta Holy Grail, it was a great piece of music, if you have not yet heard. ENJOY!