So my man Dave Nada just sorted me out with a fat folder of some proper D.C. Go-Go. I checked him out djing in Miami and he went against the grain and played Go-Go instead of the usual Winter Music fair of house/electro/bmore. Cheers to that! Anyway, it got me thinking that some Go-Go samples from some very prominent hip-hop records (and one nostalgic R&B number) have eluded my memory. With your help, it's time to put an end to that. As Eli would say on Twitter, "Let's goooooooooo". Or as I might have said to Cosmo, "Let's go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go!"
The drum fill from "The New Style" and "Spread My Wings" (featuring Tito from The Fearless 4 and cuts by my main stain Clark Kent).
Ain't no bells in "Rock The Bells" but that Go-Go loop with the timbales is the illest. I know the record but just can't place it.
The drum fill that is repeatedly cut in on the original "Rock The Bells" may not even be from a Go-Go record, but I can't call it. Can you? I hope so.
Last up is one of my favorite Go-Go inspired hip-hop jams, "Is It Live" but I believe the drums are all programmed and played. In fact, I'm pretty sure the bells here are played live by my man Sam Sever. Do the knowledge. if I'm wrong, let me know somethin'.