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Props to VIBE TV

In a clip from VIBE TV (click on the picture), Rakim Allah drops some jew-els about how he came up with the music and lyrics for "Juice (Know the Ledge)," the title track from one of the best movie soundtracks in hip-hop.

The 1992 flick Juice was a great (hip-hop?) 'hood movie, which introduced moviegoers to a budding actor named Tupac Shakur, who gave a helluva performance as the psychopathic teen Bishop. The movie also starred Omar Epps (House), Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, Khalil Kain (UPN's Girlfriends) and EnVogue songbird Cindy Herron.

For all of my "sample" heads, Rakim used the bass line at the beginning of Nat Adderly's jam "Rise, Sally, Rise." And the rest, they say, is hip-hop history.

Thanks Who Sampled

Eric B. & Rakim -- "Juice" (Know the Ledge) [Music Video]