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Q: paparazzi melody ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: paparazzi melody
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: burke-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 10 Apr 2002 11:34 PDT
Expires: 17 Apr 2002 11:34 PDT
Question ID: 40
Who was the original composer (probably 19th century, like Debussy or 
something) of the melody that is sampled in the song Paparazzi by the group 
Subject: Re: paparazzi melody
Answered By: var-ga on 10 Apr 2002 12:20 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Xzibit sampled Maurice Ravel's "Pavane" in the song Paparazzi. Maurice Ravel 
was a composer in the late 19th/early 20th century (1875-1937).

For more information read:
Review of hip-hop, 3rd paragraph about Xzibit
Maurice Ravel
burke-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: paparazzi melody
From: soy_botones-ga on 17 Jun 2002 10:39 PDT
Actually, var-ga is close, but not entirely accurate.

The song is called Pavane, and it was by Faure (who was in many ways a
mentor to Ravel).

Ravel's work is called "Pavane for a Dead Princess", Faure's is simply
called "Pavane".

Mister X-to-the-Z's production team chose Faure's piece, and I don't
think they could have picked a finer track.
Subject: Re: paparazzi melody
From: angangang-ga on 30 Jul 2002 08:33 PDT
More: Fauré's Pavane (op.50) is not a song, but a piece scored for a
small orchestra. Later on choral parts were added using a poem by de

Excellent reference on Fauré here:

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