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Whose ‘Showers’ Are More Refreshing? M.I.A.’s or Ghostface’s?

mia_ghostface.jpgWelcome to another Sample Slam! The object of this week's battle is "Sunshower," originally recorded by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. Although it counts among the many samples for Tribe's "Can I Kick It?", it was heavily and most notably utilized for Ghostface's "Ghost Showers" from his Bulletproof Wallets album. He reused a familiar device here; "Ghost Showers" and his previous big hit "Cherchez Le Ghost" featured Madame Majestic on the hook as well as a sample from Dr. Buzzard's 1976 debut.

M.I.A. would later flip the track into her own version for 2004's Arular, which was as controversial and political as M.I.A. songs are expected to be. 
M.I.A.: "Sunshowers"

Ghostface: "Ghost Showers"


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5 Responses

  1. I always have to go with M.I.A.

  2. Don't even get me started. I would gladly marry that man if he didn't have 7 kids.
    But back to the point: Ghost's version rocks and is still a classic from the original classic.

  3. I'm going with Ghostface. MIA's track is interesting, but not more "refreshing".

  4. Gotta go with Ghosty on this one...Ghost Showers is my shit...and the funny thing is In Living Color sampled the same song Ghost sampled on their theme.

  5. Ghost. Until he starts rappin.



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