Friday, April 20, 2007

Czar's Sample of the Week

What's up fellow Tim stans? I was out sick last week, so I couldn't do the sample of the week then, but I have to give it up to Boogie, A, and Nick for holdin' it down last week.

So when I was thinking about which sample to have for this week, I wanted to have a sample that kind of speaks on what's going on right now on the Chronicles. Over the weekend Nick, Boogie, and A were showcasing Indian and Arabic tracks that Tim sampled, Roderick had Jay-Z Timstrumentals, and the big Tim track of the week was the Jay-Z, JT, and Tim "remix" to "Give it to me." So this week I decided to showcase a Jay-Z track that samples an Indian song.

Jay-Z and Tim seemed made for each other. Every Jay and Tim collabo has been hot, and this is the case with the track "The Bounce" off the 2002 Jay album "Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse." If you listen to the chorus carefully, you can hear someone singing some lyrics in another langugae. Well that someone is Raje Shwari, and she was resinging the lyrics of "Choli Ke Peeche" from the 1993 Bollywood film "Khalnayak." In true Raje fashion, she resings the lyrics in a more sultry and soft voice. "Choli Ke Peeche" was actually a controversial song when it came out because the lyrcis "Choli ke peeche kya hai" loosely translated into "what's under my blouse?" Anyway, for some reason, a lot of radio stations in the U.S. began playing "The Bounce," and eventually the director of "Khalnayak," Subhash Ghai, heard it.

So that's it for this week on Czar's Sample of the Week. Have a good weekend, and check back again next week for another installment of Czar's Sample of the Week.



  1. Thanks Czar! Raje said she chose this particular line because it was considered provactive.

  2. I love Kanye over the Tim beat. I hope Ye has Tim on his new CD


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