The Isley Brothers Footsteps In The Dark

Sample Sunday: The Isley Brothers “Footsteps In The Dark”

There’s no denying the enormous impact sampling has had on the history of recorded music; without it, various genres might not even exist. In a nod to the importance of the art form, each Sunday we’ll take a sample from a new release in the past week and explore other tracks that have used the same sample. This week we’re kicking things off by examining the Isley Brother’s “Footsteps In The Dark.”

This past Thursday as part of his #TBT series, Raekwon hit fans with his take on the Isley Brother’s baby-making classic “Footsteps In The Dark.” Rae paints a vivid picture of life as an everyday baller: rocking’ fisherman hats, rubbing elbows with A-list celebrities, and clubbing with $200,000 in a briefcase. While many would be concerned carrying around that much cash, Raekwon has little to worry about; we’re pretty sure if Moody’s evaluated street cred, they’d give the Wu-Tang Clan chef an AAA rating. However, with him spitting only one verse, Raekwon’s take on the song leaves a lot to be desired.

Let’s take a look at Raekwon’s peers who previously blessed this beautiful ballad, creating classics of their own.

The Original

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