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Tom Tom Club, Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, Annie & Mariah Carey

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Tom Tom Club play with Devo & Dan Deacon at McCarren Pool tonight (June 26, 2008). Even if you didn’t realize it was a Tom Tom Club song, you’re probably pretty familiar with their 1981 hit “Genius of Love”….

Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love

This song was one of the most sampled rhythm tracks in all of hip-hop with dozens of unsolicited remixes and versions, most notably Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde’s “Genius Rap”; GrandMaster Flash & The Furious Five’s “It’s Nasty” in 1982; and Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” in 1995.

Some other artists who incorporated “Genius of Love” into their own musical creations are as follows: Redman’s song “Brick City Mashin!,” Cam’Ron’s “Me, My Moms & Jimmy,” 2nd II None’s “Niggaz Trippin’,” Fresh Kid Ice’s “Roll Call,” Tupac Shakur’s “High Speed,” Busta Rhymes’ “One,” Ant Banks’ – “Roll ‘Em Phat,” and P.M. Dawns’ “Gotta Be… Movin’ On Up,” Annie’s “Chewing Gum,” It was also sampled on Menajahtwa’s Cha-Licious, on the song “I Ain’t Nasti”. and “Genius E Dub” by Eric Sermon. [Wikipedia]

Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde – GENIUS of LOVE RAP

Mariah Carey – Fantasy (with 1995 Madison Square Garden footage)

Annie – Chewing Gum

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