Stand up comics have a hard road to success just as musicians do. Even if they have talent and are willing to work hard on their act, it's not enough to get them to the big time. And those lucky few who do make it to the top usually go on to become television and film stars. It's extremely difficult for a comic to produce a best selling album of material. For one, it has to be REALLY funny to have replay value and most people would rather watch a comic, not just listen. But of course, there are exceptions. There are classic stand up recordings that have permeated the popular culture. Albums by Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams immediately come to mind. Many of these classic jokesters have made it into the world of hip-hop through samples of their routines. This playlist includes 22 tracks that sample the work of some of the greatest stand up bits ever recorded.
Hip-Hop Songs That Sample Stand Up Comedy
1. Gotta Give The Peeps What They Need - Public Enemy
2. Beats To The Rhyme - Run-D.M.C.
3. A Gangsta's Fairytale - Ice Cube
4. Encore - Jay-Z
5. Kick In The Door - The Notorious B.I.G.
6. Ice Cream - Raekwon
7. Funky Boss - Beastie Boys
8. Heartz Of Men - 2Pac
9. It Wasn't Me - Shaggy
10. Dat Go - Ampichino
11. On Fire - Redman
12. We Want Your Soul - Adam Freeland
13. Good Block Bad Block - Blockhead
14. Brooklyn-Queens - 3rd Bass
15. 8 Ball - DJ Quik
16. The Illest Brother - Gang Starr
17. Funky Piano - EPMD
18. Dynomite (Going Postal) - Rhymefest
19. Give It Here - Def Jef
20. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube
21. How To Kill A Radio Consultant - Public Enemy
22. Girls, Girls, Girls - Jay-Z
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