Friday, September 3, 2010

Sample of the Week Throwback: "Are you that Somebody?"

It's been a while since I've done this, but I got that itch today, and thought it would be nice to do a sample of the week...and this one is going to be an oldy, but goody.

For those who've been followers of TCC since the beginning in 2006, you might remember that in 2007 I posted three possible songs that were sampled for Aaliyah's 1998 hit "Are you that Somebody?" (my favorite Aaliyah track, by the way). I let the Tim stans duke it out over which one they thought it was. Three years later, this debate is still going on, and I thought I'd let the old and new Tim stans fight it out all over again. So here we go:

The first theory that I heard about the baby sound was that it was sampled from Prince's "Delirious" off his 1999 album. If you listen to the very end of the track, you'll hear the exact same baby laugh that's found on "Are you that Somebody?"

Second rumored I heard was that Tim sampled the baby laugh from "this song" featured on the 1982 classic film Wild Style.

Now, usually the argument goes between these two tracks, but some have also argued that Tim sampled "this record" from 1966.

So there you have it. Three songs, three exact sample baby sounds, but which track do you think Tim got it from? Do you know of any other songs with the same sample that you think is the real sample? I have my own theory about this, but I'll keep it to myself till later lol.

That's it for this week's installment. Check back next time (perhaps next Friday?)for "Czar's Sample of the Week."

And for those who've been asking me about a Timbaland Sample Mix Volume'll just have to wait and see ;-)



  1. hey czar, is there anyway we could get ur earlier samplemixes? ever since my pc crashed i was only able to find number 8

  2. I think Tim got it from the "Wild Style" movie song 'cause Tim loves movies!
    Otherwise it wouldn't be the first time Timbo would come in touch with a Prince song("when doves cry").

  3. All of em are in here

  4. Hey thanks alot for the link EPIC man.

  5. Czar! i love you! lol

    do you remember me?

  6. ^lol. Yes, I remember you. Email me.


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