In light of this, I was delighted to hear Billy Squier's fist-pumping The Stroke today, a song that I'm not sure I've heard since 1982, when it was a favourite of the DJs at CACH, the radio station at my high school. This, in turn, got me to thinking about Mr. Squier, and I was glad to learn, via Wikipedia, that he's still going strong, most recently as a member of Ringo Starr's touring band. Then I remembered a reference to a "Billy Squier big beat" in my favourite Jungle Brothers song, and when I entered exactly that into my search bar, I came across the following song, which I'd never heard before.
I then wondered if the artist had been sampled elsewhere. Using the invaluable whosampled.com, I learned that he had been sampled hundreds of times, including in the seminal Roxanne, Roxanne, which introduced me to the Educated Rapper (and izzle bizzle) in the 1980s. Plate of shrimp.
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Tracks that Sampled Billy Squier