El Debarge: All Samples Cleared

Original Song: “I Like It” by Debarge

LL Cool J: “Make It Hot”

El Debarge: I didn’t hear “Make It Hot,” [but] I like it.

Warren G Feat. Mack 10 “I Want It All”

El Debarge: [Editors note: Before talking about the song, DeBarge C-walks throughout the room] I remember that one! [starts rapping along] “I want it all, brand-new socks and draws and I’m ballin’ every time I stop and talk to ya’ll. I want it all, all, all, all.” Whew [Laughs]. Whoa, that’s the one right there. I like that one. That’s the West Coast boogie right there baby. [Sings] “Backyard boogie-oogie-oogie; West Coast boogie-oogie-oogie.” That was Warren G and that Mack 10 right there baby. I want it all!

Busta Rhymes “Wheel of Fortune”

El Debarge:I’m very honored [about] that one. When people do songs and they got their own message and I could be a thought in there, that means I was in their heart somewhere. To know that I was a part of what influenced them to do music, that’s powerful. I mean that’s probably more powerful than a whole song re-sampled because his whole thought was somewhere else and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he thinks of me. To put me in there means I was in his spirit.

  • sealsaa

    sealsaa | January 5, 2011 4:41 pm
    WOW. Corn XXL, straight corn. I swear, Vibe isn’t this pathetic. I knew the r&b features in the mag would lead to this shit. Hanging on light-skint nigga’s dicks as if it was the 80′s. FOH.
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    ^From the Drake/Rhianna feature

    Oh look, a Debarge feature. I must be clairvoyant. Ya’ll must have some 80′s bred light skint chicks doing the editorials.

    • t-bone nutz

      wth? Why do his skin color come into play? Step off hater. respect the music..ain’t this what the article is about? Silly rabbit

      • T

        Agreed! I’m tired of dark skinned people hating on their light skinned brothers and sisters for NO REASON. IT’S ALL BLACK.

        • t-bone nutz

          For realz…peeps spend too much time focusing on the outside and they hangups…this joker missed the whole historial relevance of El’s music to hip hop cuz he hatin. mad ignorant…

          btw, El’s new cd is straight fire

  • t-bone nutz

    Wow, of course I knew about Big and Pac but those others are news to me. El and fam is da bizness! Much respect El D. BTw, feelin’ those new jawns w/ you and Fiddy and Loso..

  • Don mcCaine

    I always liked the DeBarge families’ music. It was a shame how the industry put so much pressure on them to be the next Jacksons…

    ‘Stay With Me’
    ‘Love Me In A Special Way’

    are forever songs…welcome back El…

  • GonzoDaGod

    GunRu MI stand da fuck up, Debarges, Al Green, La The Darkman, Now Front & Center Entertainment’s Mutt. We produce classic shyt. Stay Tuned for “No Glove No Love” the mixtape

  • Justin

    Hey, What About “Throw Some D’s” Song? That Sampled El. But I Got To Agree, 2Pac & Biggie Definitely Made His Songs Their Own, You Don’t See That Much No More Like You Use To. Also, I’m Glad He Gives His Opinion On People That Samples His Work. Articles Like This, Is What Keeps Me Reading XXL. Find More Old School Artist To Interview & Give Their Opinions On Hip-Hop Songs That Sample Their Material. Thank You

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