Protected: Massive Samples
I picked up a double LP a little while back called De La Collection. It had all the original songs that Prince Paul sampled to make the De La Soul beats that popped and bounced like superballs over their first three records. Since that find, I’ve been on the lookout for these collections. Generally, if you love the beat that spawned it, you’ll find new appreciation for the original. While crate-diggers often have to reassemble such things on their own, someone took care of Massive Attack with Protected: Massive Samples. Some of the cuts were obvious, but others surprise with a list including The Blackbyrds, Billy Cobham, and Chaka Khan.