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Rabbit-hole: this brought me to the original that INOJ was covering (youtube.com/watch?v=r3Ui8_oqc9), which is by Ready for the World, which reminded me that How to Dress Well has a song called ‘Ready for the World’ (youtube.com/watch?v=-aR0zxA4lK) (which maybe samples one of these? INOJ’s debut was called ‘Ready for the World’), which made me try to track down the HTDW sample and find out the ditty at the beginning of Madvillain’s ‘Great Day’ is an interpolation of ‘Love You Down’ (youtube.com/watch?v=rS1cggllfi).

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Which brought me to Four Tet’s remix of ‘Great Day’ (youtube.com/watch?v=P464ezR73g), which I really really love, which I listened to and heard the line, “My posse’s all on Broadway like ‘Mama I Want to Sing,’” an amazing line that combines references to Sir Mix-a-lot’s classic ‘Posse on Broadway’ (youtube.com/watch?v=bgDSkryQjw) and the Broadway musical ‘Mama I Want to Sing’ (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mama,_I_), which is based on the life of Doris Troy, who I am now reading about and listening to.

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