Listening to Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988) and noticed that "Night of the Living Baseheads" contains a few samples from "Bring the Noise" from the same album (e.g. Chuck D saying "Base!"). Was this the first instance of this happening or is there an earlier example where a song samples a different song found on the same album?

  • In the Rap/Hip Hop genre specifically or in any genre? Because there are lots of examples where a band thought it was an original idea to make the last track of an album containing a mix of all/some tracks present on the album. Earliest I can think of off the top of my head is Queen - More of that Jazz, last track of the album Jazz (1978). But I'm sure there are much earlier examples.
    – Amarth
    Commented Jan 9, 2023 at 21:00


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