- Sight & Sound
August 8th, 2014
Today is the 20th anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy," the first single from his debut album Ready To Die. After two decades, the track is still instantly recognizable and considered by many authorities to be the greatest hip hop song of all time. "Juicy" borrow's heavily from the song "Juicy Fruit" by '80's the R&B group Mtume, utilizing instrumental samples and repurposing the song's hook with new lyrics. The original 1983 Mtume track can be seen below (complete with Minimoog solo at 2:42). "Juicy Fruit" has been sampled in over 30 songs, including the David Byrne / Fatboy Slim track "Walk Like A Woman".