My boy Ran, a brilliant producer (along with Robbie Majors, of course) has an ear for samples. Normally he’s the one who does these Sample Saturday posts but with my still occurring high from the Badu concert, thought I’d plug in some samples here.
This particular one is Dreamflower by Tarika Blue a New York based jazz-funk group from the 70’s (of course). With its melodic fusion, artists have taken much interest of their sound including Badu herself. Well more specifically the legendary and fellow Soulquarian J. Dilla. Below you’ll hear the original, the instrumental and the 2001 ode to the original.