Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: mikeloo-ga
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05 Aug 2002 16:25 PDT
Expires: 04 Sep 2002 16:25 PDT
Question ID: 50984
Where did, if anywhere, Tone Loc sample the catchy guitar riff in "Funky Cold Medina?" This is to settle a bet. It sounds like a Foreigner riff to me but I'm told it's might be from Kiss.
Re: Tone Loc
Answered By: alienintelligence-ga on 05 Aug 2002 16:52 PDT
Hi there mikeloo... This was a fun question to research. I hope you are on the winning side of the bet. Both ideas you mentioned were correct. This song was written by Young MC and featured samples from Foreigner's "Hot Blooded" for the main verses and Kiss' "Christine Sixteen" for the breaks. Wild Thang was its predecessor, also written by Young MC, and had a sample from Van Halens "Jamies Cryin". Sites that back up this claim: [ http://oyt.oulu.fi/tbl/archive/VOL1999/300-400/bl307.html ] [ http://members.shaw.ca/amazingone/disc7678.html ] [ http://www.77002.com/rant/MUSICARTICLES/kissconvention.htm ] [ http://www.frontbutt.net/press.htm ] -Search Technique- Tone Loc "Funky cold medina" sampled from [ ://www.google.com/search?q=Tone+Loc+%22Funky+cold+medina%22+sampled+from&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1 ] "Funky cold medina" Van Halen jamie's Cryin [ ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=%22Funky+cold+medina%22+Van+Halen+jamie%27s+Cryin&spell=1 ] glad to have helped, -AI
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