KC and The Sunshine Band Sampled by Notorious B.I.G.
What does Miami r&b, dance, and funk have to do with Biggie Smalls?
KC and The Sunshine Band are one of the most sampled groups in hip hop, and featured on tracks for artists including the Notorious B.I.G., Fifty Cent, Jay Z, Trick Daddy, Fabolous, Black Eyed Peas, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Digital Underground, N.W.A., Big Daddy Kane, Montell Jordan, Beyoncé, Prince Markie Dee, Too Short, and many, many more.
One of the most crucially sampled tracks is “I Get Lifted” by K.C. and The Sunshine Band featuring George McCrae.
This unremitting knocker is a mainstay of the B.I.G’s classic debut album Ready To Die. Now Check out “Respect” by Biggie Smalls, produced by Poke and P. Diddy.
According to the music publication NME, the audio skit that plays at the end of the track features the genuine and actual sound of Biggie getting head in the studio during the session.
So “Get Lifted,” and enjoy these excellent tracks.
K.C. and The Sunshine Band was a #1 pop group from Miami, Florida discovered by the mighty Henry Stone and signed to his record label under T.K. Productions, the biggest independent record company in the world throughout the 1970s.