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Songs That Sample “I’m Chief Kamanawanalea (We’re the Royal Macadamia Nuts)” by The Turtles

In November 1968, the Turtles released their fifth studio album. It was titled The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands and it contained a song called "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)". It was a short comedic ditty that sounded like the guys were just goofing around in the studio. It is just 1 minute and 34 seconds long, but features a groovy drum track and incessant cowbell that would make Christopher Walken proud. Far from a hit at the time the song has found its place in history as sample fodder in the world of hip-hop. Looped samples of the drums on "Kamanawanalea" can be found in a myriad of popular hip-hop songs, and for this playlist I've selected a bunch for your listening pleasure. The list kicks off with the original recording by The Turtles and is followed by 11 tracks that sample it.

What have I missed?

Songs That Sample "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)" by The Turtles

1. I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're The Royal Macadamia Nuts) - The Turtles

2. Say No Go - De La Soul

3. Jimmy James - Beastie Boys

4. Mister Cee's Master PlanBig Daddy Kane

5. In And Out - Del The Funky Homosapien

6. Talkin' All That Jazz - Stetsasonic

7. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube

8. Go Go Dancer - Pizzicato Five

9. On Est Ensemble Sans Se Parler - L. O. V. E. - United Future Organization

10. Caribbean Breeze - The Wiseguys

11. Right On featuring Joanna Newsom, STSThe Roots

12. Be Ok - Chrisette Michele 

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