Smooth Operator

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Who listens to rap on the Lord’s day anyway? Blasphemy!

Ahmad Jamal “The Awakening”

Thelonious Monk “Black & Tan Fantasy”

David T. Walker “Never Can Say Goodbye”

Dave Grusin “Either Way”

Maynard Ferguson “Mister Mellow”

Mark Colby “Song For My Daughter”

Modern Jazz Quartet “Spanish Steps”

Ramsey Lewis “Betcha By Golly Wow”

O’Donnell Levy “We’ve Only Just Begun”

Wes Montgomery “Yesterday”

Stanley Turrentine “Little Green Apples”

Junior Mance “A Time and Place”

Monty Alexander “Love and Happiness”

Les McCann “Benjamin”

Grant Green “Maybe Tomorrow”

  • ezey

    whoa whoa whoa, you need to find another angle. getting tired of your same ol material.

  • ezey

    you need a new pic too

  • Joey

    Keep doing your thing Elliot this is straight up crack for the fiend.. old school!

  • khi kobane

    YO….CAUGHT THAT “SHAME ON A N*GGA” SAMPLE FROM WU-TANG ON THAT THELONIUS MONK JOINT…WOWSERS!!

  • khikobane

    “EVERYDAY STRUGGLE”…DAVE GRUSIN???? FUCK MAN….I GOTTA GET ON MY DIGGIN’ GAME!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sun Tzu

    only real heads will recognize what these songs are and where they were sampled

  • Sun Tzu

    man that davin grusin/biggie shit gets me everytime

  • Purple Hulk

    I AGREE WITH EZEY

    WRITE SOME DAMN ARTICLES, NO USE IN POSTING SHIT EVERYONES ALLREADY HEARD A BILLION TIMES

  • mistah malik

    maynard ferguson..showbiz & A.G..
    Davin Grusin..B.I.G
    stanley turentine..Kanye West
    Les Mcann..Some Wu sh%t..
    David T Walker…Thats gonna kill me..Tip of tha tounge…

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Damn homey,
    You could have murdered this shit with joints from Ahmad Jamal alone.

    More proof that rap is no longer Hip-Hop.

  • Hannah Smith

    What is the point of these posts? This isn’t World Of Beats, you know.

  • R.C.

    ahmad jamal “the awakening” = “one on one” – nas
    Thelonious Monk “Black & Tan Fantasy = “shame on a nigga” – wu-tang clan (RZA is sick!!)
    Modern Jazz Quartet “Spanish Steps = “new jack city” – m.o.p. (others i’m sure)

    u do need a real/recent(idk!) pic

  • J.R.O.

    Yesss!!

  • Purple Hulk

    I THINK YN IS ILLITERATE

  • DANJA29

    Thelonious Monk = “shame on a nigga” (wu)
    Dave Grusin = “everyday struggle” (biggie)
    Maynard Ferguson = “next level remix” (show & ag)
    Modern Jazz Quartet = “new jack city” (mop)
    O’Donnell Levy = “mecca & the soul brother” (pr & cl)
    Wes Montgomery = “Group Home intro”
    Stanley Turrentine = “Ak Ha Ha” (akinyele)
    Monty Alexander = “let off a couple” (beatnuts)
    Les McCann = “right back at you” (mobb deep)

  • Jerz!

    If that Less McCann joint was the next whole song for Ghost to rap over I would not be mad at all.

  • Big Dell

    Hot shit, good looking out for the gems YN!

  • 40ozking

    Shadez of Brooklyn!!! Shouts to the Beatminerz!

  • Incilin

    Damn YN, this shit is tough. I only knew “Shame On a Nigga” and “Everyday Struggle”

  • Real Talk

    Will all of the haters on these posts please kindly remove the stick out of their asses. Everyone is not as big of a Music nerd as you are. 99% of the people reading this have never even heard these songs before. .

    Stop being Dicks, thank the mand or KIM

  • Real Talk

    Will all of the haters on these posts please kindly remove the stick out of their asses. Everyone is not as big of a Music nerd as you are. 99% of the people reading this have never even heard these songs before. .

    Stop being Dicks, thank the man or KIM

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Maynard Ferguson “Mister Mellow” = Supastar – Group home