Listen to JUNGLE BOOGIE by Kool & The Gang.
Listen to YOU GOTS TO CHILL by EPMD.
Voted the #1 All Time Greatest Hip Hop Song by The Source magazine in 1998, You Gots To Chill uses Zapp's More Bounce To The Ounce probably better than any other hip hop track out there (and there are hundreds that have sampled it), but we're highlighting Kool & The Gang's contribution to the jam, mainly because I want to do a week of Kool & The Gang samples.
Most people know Jungle Boogie from "Pulp Fiction," but for a narrow demographic (boys who were 13-16 years old in 1988), they already knew it from Yo! MTV Raps and EPMD's video for You Gots To Chill. Anyway. Two great tunes--one that has finally recovered from Tarantino over-exposure, and one of hip hop's best duo's best offerings (even if Erick Sermon didn't even come in at the right point!).
Photo: Mural detail (1).