Bam Bam!: 12 Times Hip-Hop Sampled, Remixed + Flipped Sister Nancy

February 16, 2016

Lauryn Hill – Lost Ones (1998)

Recorded in Jamaica with musicians including guitar don Earl โ€œChinnaโ€ Smith (of Soul Syndicate, Upsetters and the Wailers fame), โ€œLost Onesโ€ was one of several reggae-leaning tracks on 1998โ€™s landmark debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Though never officially released as a single, itโ€™s been canonized as a hip-hop classic, and rightfully so, as it showcases Ms. Hill at her best. The reference to Sister Nancy here isnโ€™t a sample, but rather a vocal interpolation of โ€œBam Bamโ€ in the song’s hook, which Lauryn used to emphasize her excoriation of former beau and Fugees bandmate, Wyclef.