I'm a bit late with this one but figured it was worthwhile to post on. (Title refers to Guru and Bahamadiah off the Jazzmatazz Vol 2 album)
Singer Lyn Collins passed away last weekend. Collins who first played with James Brown was the voice sampled by Rob Base and EZ Rock for their 80s hit hip hop song "It takes Two" which everyone and their mama has probably heard. "
"It takes two to make a thing go right, it takes two to make it outta sight."
That sample came from Collins' 1972 hit single Think (about it) which was also sampled by many other hip hop artists over the years. Think was also remade in 1993 by the "Queen of the Pack" Patra herself featuring Lyn on guest vocals.
Other Collins songs were also sampled in hip hop including 'Put it on the line' which was sampled by LL for the hit "I shot ya" (which if I'm not incorrect introduced us to the Ill Nana herself, not that that's actually anything to shout about).
Coming from an era where singers actually had to be able to sing, Collins was nicknamed "the Funky Preacher" for her powerful voice. She was never one of the big name superstars of her era but she was a talented singer who left a legacy to hip hop. So respect the architect.
Collins died at the age of 56. R.I.P