What’s that Sample? Berlioz in Hip Hop

Nike used a song called “The Second Coming” in a commercial introducing their Air Force 25. “The Second Coming” samples from Hector Berlioz most famous piece Symphonie Fantastique. Following the footsteps of Ludacris with Mozart and Dvorak (Coming 2 America) and tons others using Orff’s Carmina Burana, I think this may be my favorite classical/rap mashup.

Here’s a clip from the original [Just Blaze sped up the track quite a bit!]:

And yes, it’s the song from The Shining’s opening credits.

PS: Thank you, Askme.


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2 Responses to What’s that Sample? Berlioz in Hip Hop

  1. HA – he said Voltron.

  2. sash says:

    it’s also in Sleeping With the Enemy (Julia Roberts) S.F-V movement. Great piece.

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