I’m trying something new this week, and I’m expecting the 4,000+ followers on Twitter to participate, so I actively encourage sharing and retweeting this article. Basically the format of “Who Sampled It Better?” is simple – for every edition that is posted I’ll pick four famous hip-hop breaks along with two songs that sampled it prominently. You can play the clips here, and below each one will be a poll you can vote in. Pick the song that you think looped it best and place your vote on Twitter, and after a week has passed I’ll do a follow-up revealing the results and adding my own thoughts on the choices. I won’t do that BEFORE the vote because I want it to be entirely neutral. I expect to be surprised by some of the songs that win, but don’t pick a song because it’s obscure or because it’s NOT obscure – listen to both and choose who you genuinely think flipped it better!

1.) Roy Ayers Ubiquity – “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”

* Brand Nubian – “Wake Up (Reprise in the Sunshine)”

* Erule – “Listen Up”

2.) Isaac Hayes – “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic”

* Dr. Dre f/ B-Real – “Puppet Master”

* Public Enemy – “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”

3.) The Isley Brothers – “Between the Sheets”

* Da Brat – “Funkdafied”

* Keith Murray – “The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World”

4.) Dazz – “Brick”

* Dana Dane – “Cinderfella Dana Dane”

* Ice Cube – “No Vaseline”