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Sample Appreciation Vol.II – The Honeydrippers "Impeach The President"

by Eric on May 25, 2007

Feeling quite creative today I must say! With the overall success of the first sample appreciation post (The Emotions-”Blind Alley”), I figured I’d shed a little light on my second favorite “sample” or “breakbeat” of all time…The Honeydrippers “Impeach The President”. The first time I recall hearing the break for “Impeach….” would have probably been via Nice & Smooth’s “Funky For You”. Was I blown away like I was when I first heard the “Blind Alley” sample used on AMG’s “Jiggable Pie”? Probably not, but I will say that “Impeach..” has got to be one of the “Fonkiest” (as the Biz would say) breaks EVER! My favorite usage of the sample is without a doubt EPMD’s “Total Kaos” off of their “Unfinished Business” album. And while we’re on the subject of “Total Kaos”, the best and probably the funniest line of that track is “Cuz your an NR…that means a non-rapper”..CLASSIC! On the other hand Shaggy almost destroyed my love for the “Impeach..”sample with his usage on the 2000 “hit” “Mr. Lover” (I think that was the name of the song?) Okay, I gotta’ come clean…I did kinda‘ like that Shaggy joint when it first came out. On the other hand, the absolute WORST usage of “Impeach..” had to be Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch” (yeah, I know you remember that sh*t, it only played every hour on the radio for like..2 years).

Also, this cut has been jerked by more than a few R & B artists as well. I can’t even front, there is a few R & B cuts that used the sample to perfection. I loved it for Soul II Soul’s “Back To Life” (the extended version that plays at the beginning of BELLY, not the BS version they had on their album), Jodeci’s “Come & Talk To Me Remix” and lastly Janet Jackson’s “That’s The Way Love Goes” (remember Jennifer Lopez in that video?). Their are enough artists that have used “Impeach..” to probably do a five volume feature, but I’ve just pieced a few of the more “well known” uses and a few of my favorite examples thrown in there for good measure…Enjoy…-Eric

When They Reminisce Presents – Sample Appreciation Vol.II “Impeach The President”

Track Listing

  1. “Impeach The President”-The HoneyDrippers
  2. “Check It Out”-Grand Puba f. Mary J. Blige
  3. “Ring Ring Ring”-De La Soul
  4. “ALONGWAYTOGO”-Gang Starr
  5. “Gangsta’s Fairytale II”-Ice Cube
  6. “Funky For You”-Nice & Smooth
  7. “Back From Hell”-Run DMC
  8. “The Pimp”-Scarface
  9. “Moses”-Slick Rick
  10. “I Can’t Hold It Back”-K-Solo
  11. “Go Where I Send Thee”-Masta Ace….Thanks WYDU!
  12. “We Getz Busy”-Illegal
  13. “Pass The Bone”-The Genius/GZA & Prince Rakeem/RZA
  14. “Hi Volume”-Rumpeltilskinz
  15. “I Need Some Blow”-Chubb Rock
  16. “Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”-Digable Planets
  17. “Around The Way Girl”-LL Cool J
  18. “Total Kaos”-EPMD
  19. “The Dayz Of Wayback”-N.W.A.
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Dart Adams May 26, 2007 at 12:56 am

Damn, that’s good. That’s why I keep on coming back here. Keep it up, y’all. One.

Yohan May 26, 2007 at 11:54 am

Hey Eric!

Great post like always! Anyway, I recognized the sample, and noticed one of my personal favorite tracks missing: Saigon/Immortal Technique/Dead Prez – Impeach The President (prod. by Just Blaze)

I know the track is newer then most of the stuff posted on this blog (It’s 2005/2006 IIRC), but I do think it might be nice to add to this mixtape.

It can be found on most filesharing programs, but I also uploaded it at Zshare! for the link!

Anyway, thanks again for this great blog!


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