Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spot the Sample: Celeste Legaspi

Ok, this should be easy for you pop-culture spotters. Somebody sampled a chunk from the start of this song, and turned it into one of THE great hip-hop tracks of the last decade. What is the song and who is the artist? (Extra points if you can name the producer.) I'll leave the answer in the comments section.

The singer of Magtaksil Man Ikaw (Bolero Medley), Celeste Legaspi, is a Filipina singer and actress who was mostly active in the 1970s and 80s. She once starred in a movie opposite Joseph Estrada, who was later to become President of the Philippines (although not one that most Pinoys would remember fondly).

More sample-spotting:

Jackie Mittoo's "Free Soul"

Lata Mangeshkar's "Tere Mere Beech Mein"


  1. You didn't put the answer yet! I can't pick it. But I love that hip-hop makers are so international in their listening habits.

  2. ^ Thought I'd keep you in suspense a little longer this time, if only for a few hours.

    The answer is (drumroll):

    "Kick Push" by Lupe Fiasco

    Produced by Soundtrakk