Beastie Boys Samples

Beastie Boys Sample Source Collection

Many many years ago, I embarked on a quest to source and track down every song that had ever been sampled, looped, or scratched by Beastie Boys. I drew inspiration from the phenomenal Ultimate Breaks and Beats records which I started collecting in 1991 as they introduced me to the full songs that I had only heard in sampled form. Flash forward to a rainy afternoon in 1996while digging in the bins at Uncle Sam's Records, I stumbled onto the bootleg pressing of B-Boy Breaks: 12 Original Tunes as Sampled by Beastie Boys. Hearing these tracks in their entirety as opposed to a quick sample, stab, or loop absolutely blew my mind. From that point forward, I went deep into a world of obscure jazz, funk, dub, hip-hop and comedy albums. Most of these were personally ripped from vinyl, CD, and in a few cases, cassette tapes. It goes without saying that not every sample, scratch, or drum break can or ever will be identified, but this compilation is probably as close as it's gonna get.

Much love, gratitude, and respect is owed to Beastie Boys for introducing us to some amazing music via sampling that may otherwise not be heard, let alone acknowledged in this light. I also want to thank everybody that has shared knowledge and/or provided me with any of the tracks that were used to compile this amazing piece of hip-hop historyNaturally, thanks to everyone that has downloaded, mixed, and shared these tracks over the years! I plan to keep BBSSC updated as fresh new finds are unearthed and corrections are made, however I have a feeling those updates will be few and far between. If you feel that anything has been missed, incorrectly reported, or if you have any suggestions, please drop me a line: alohamiscreant[at]

NOTE: After reading Beastie Boys Book, and with regards to So Whatcha Want, it turns out that the riffs from I've Been Watching You by Southside Movement were NOT sampled, but rather interpolated live in the studio by Horovitz and Money Mark. I've decided to keep this track in the collection because frankly; it's an awesome joint and deserves to be heard! I know this contradicts my omission of Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath as it wasn't sampled for Rhymin and Stealin, but served as a source of inspiration with that grimy-ass guitar riff. Since we're speaking inspiration, you should definitely check out Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World) by The Undisputed Truth. You'll hear some neat similarities to Something's Got To Give and Namaste.

All tracks MP3 256/320kbps and properly tagged.

Last updated 03/30/21

Links via Google Drive (you will need WinRAR to extract all three parts)

The complete track listing...

Licensed To Ill
Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks [Rhymin & Stealin]
The Clash - I Fought The Law [Rhymin & Stealin]
Funk Inc. - Kool is Back [The New Style]
The B-Boys - 2, 3, Break [The New Style]
Trouble Funk - Drop The Bomb [The New Style]
Led Zeppelin - The Ocean [She's Crafty]
Cerrone - Rocket In the Pocket (live) [Posse In Effect]
Joeski Love - Pee Wee's Dance [Posse In Effect]
Juice - Catch A Groove [Posse In Effect]
Fat Larry's Band - Down on the Avenue [Slow Ride]
Uncle Louie - I Like Funky Music [Paul Revere]
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' [Hold It Now]
Kool & The Gang - Funky Stuff [Hold It Now]
Bob James - Take Me To The Mardi Gras [Hold It Now]
The Jimmy Castor Bunch - The Return Of Leroy Pt. 1 [Hold It Now]
Wild Sugar - Bring It Here [Brass Monkey]
AC-DC - Flick of the Switch [Slow & Low]
Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More, Babe [Time To Get Ill]
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner [Time To Get Ill]
Jay Livingston - Mr. Ed Theme Song [Time To Get Ill]
Led Zeppelin - Custard Pie [Time To Get Ill]
The Russell Brothers - The Party Scene [Time To Get Ill]
Schoolly D - Gucci Time [Time To Get Ill]
Billy Preston - Nothing from Nothing [Time To Get Ill]
Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman [Time To Get Ill]
Victor Mizzy - Green Acres Theme Song [Time To Get Ill]

Paul's Boutique
Idris Muhammad - Loran's Dance [To All The Girls]
Alphonse Mouzon - Funky Snakefoot [Shake Your Rump]
Rose Royce - 6 O'Clock DJ (Let's Rock) [Shake Your Rump]
Rose Royce - Born To Love You [Shake Your Rump]
Diana Ross & Supremes - No Matter What Sign You Are [Shake Your Rump]
Sugarhill Gang - 8th Wonder [Shake Your Rump]
Rose Royce - Daddy Rich [Shake Your Rump]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved [Shake Your Rump]
Harvey Scales - Dancing Room Only [Shake Your Rump]
Black Oak Arkansas - Hot And Nasty [Shake Your Rump]
Alan Moorhouse - Soul Skimmer [Shake Your Rump]
Paul Humphrey - Super Mellow [Shake Your Rump]
Ronnie Laws - Tell Me Something Good [Shake Your Rump]
Afrika Bambaataa - Unity, Pt. 2: Because It's Coming [Shake Your Rump]
Funky 4 + 1 - That's The Joint [Shake Your Rump]
The B-Boys - Rock The House [Shake Your Rump]
Rose Royce - Yo Yo [Shake Your Rump]
Afrika Bambaataa - Unity, Pt. 6: World III [Shake Your Rump]
Kurtis Blow - AJ Scratch [Johnny Ryall]
Donny Hathaway - Magnificent Sanctuary Band [Johnny Ryall]
Paul McCartney - Momma Miss America [Johnny Ryall]
Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff [Johnny Ryall]
Pink Floyd - One of These Days [Johnny Ryall]
David Bromberg - Sharon [Johnny Ryall]
Chris Stein - Military Breakbeat [Johnny Ryall]
Elvis Costello - Pump It Up [Egg Man]
Lightnin Rod - Sport [Egg Man]
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly [Egg Man]
Tower Of Power - Drop It In The Slot [Egg Man]
Public Enemy - Bring The Noise [Egg Man]
Commodores - I'm Ready [Egg Man]
Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music [Egg Man]
Public Enemy - You're Gonna Get Yours [Egg Man]
John Williams - Main Title (Theme From Jaws) [Egg Man]
Bernard Herrmann - Psycho: A Suite for Strings [Egg Man]
Eagles - Those Shoes [High Plains Drifter]
The Fatback Band - Put Your Love (In My Tender Care) [High Plains Drifter]
Isaac Hayes - Walk From Regio's [Sounds of Science]
The Beatles - The Beatles - When I'm Sixty-Four [Sounds of Science]
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Sounds of Science]
The Beatles - The End [Sounds of Science]
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Sounds of Science]
Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy [Sounds Of Science]
James Brown - Get Up,Get Into It, Get Involved [Sounds Of Science]
Pato Banton - Don't Sniff Coke [Sounds Of Science]
Sly & The Family Stone - Brave & Strong [3 Minute Rule]
Fancy - Feel Good [3 Minute Rule]
Sly & The Family Stone - Poet [3 Minute Rule]
The Ramones - Suzy Is A Headbanger [3 Minute Rule]
Loggins & Messina - Your Mama Don't Dance [3 Minute Rule]
Zapp & Roger - So Ruff, So Tuff [Hey Ladies]
Cameo - Shake Your Pants [Hey Ladies]
P-Funk All Stars - Pumpin' It Up [Hey Ladies]
Kurtis Blow - Party Time [Hey Ladies]
Commodores - Machine Gun [Hey Ladies]
Afrika Bambaataa - Jazzy Sensation [Hey Ladies]
World Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ [Hey Ladies]
James Brown - Funky President [Hey Ladies]
Edwin Starr - War [Hey Ladies]
Zapp & Roger - Dance Floor [Hey Ladies]
Jeanette "Lady" Day - Come Let Me Love You (instrumental) [Hey Ladies]
The Sweet - The Ballroom Blitz [Hey Ladies]
James Brown - Ain't It Funky Now [Hey Ladies]
Eric Weissberg - Shuckin In The Corn [5-Piece Chicken Dinner]
The Incredible Bongo Band - Last Bongo In Belgium [Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun]
Mountain - Mississippi Queen [Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun]
Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand [Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun]
Pink Floyd - Time [Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun]
Funk Factory - Rien Ne Va Plus [Car Thief]
Max Yasgur - Speech At Woodstock 1969 [Car Thief]
The Jackson 5 - I'll Bet You [Car Thief]
Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man [Car Thief]
Gene Harris - Put On Train [What Comes Around]
Led Zeppelin - Moby Dick [What Comes Around]
Alice Cooper - It's Hot Tonight [What Comes Around]
Rose Royce - Do Your Dance [Shadrach]
James Brown - Funky Drummer [Shadrach]
Trouble Funk - Say What [Shadrach]
Sly & The Family Stone - Loose Booty [Shadrach]
Ballin' Jack - Never Let Em Say [Shadrach]
The Fatback Band - King Tim III (Personality Jock) [Shadrach]
Sugarhill Gang - Sugarhill Groove [Shadrach]
Burundi Steiphenson Black - Burundi Black [59 Chrystie Street]
Joni Mitchell - The Jungle Line [59 Chrystie Street]
Malcolm Mclaren - Buffalo Gals [59 Chrystie Street]
Fab 5 Freddy & B-Side - Change Le Beat [59 Chrystie Street]
Run-DMC - Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse 1985) [59 Chrystie Street]
Starski - Starski Live at the Disco Fever [Get On The Mic]
Southside Movement - Save The World [Stop That Train]
Keith & Tex - Stop That Train [Stop That Train]
Tower Of Power - Ebony Jam [Year And A Day]
Disco Dave & the Force of the Five MC's - High Powered Rap [Year And A Day]
The Isley Brothers - That Lady [Year And A Day]
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues [Hello Brooklyn]
The Meters - Hey Pocky A-Way [Dropping Names]
Sweet - Into The Night [Dropping Names]
Bob Marley - Dylan Taite  Interview (New Zealand 1979) [Dropping Names]
The Crusaders - The Well's Gone Dry [Lay It On Me]
Kool & The Gang - Let The Music Take Your Mind [Lay It On Me]
Chic - Good Times [A.W.O.L.]
Trouble Funk - Good To Go [A.W.O.L]
West Street Mob - Break Dance - Electric Boogie [Dis Yourself In '89 (Just Do It)]
Sammy Davis Jr. - Baretta's Theme [Dis Yourself In '89 (Just Do It)]
Electric Light Orchestra - Jungle [Dis Yourself in '89 (Just Do It)]
Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down [Dis Yourself In '89 (Just Do It)]
Average White Band - Cut the Cake [Dis Yourself in '89 (Just Do It)]
The Bar Kays - Holy Ghost [33% God]
Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three - Request Line [33% God]
Marley Marl featuring MC Shan - He Cut's So Fresh [33% God]
Tippa Irie - Tippa Boogie [And What You Give Is What You Get]
Black Flag - Rise Above [And What You Give Is What You Get]
The Treacherous Three - New Rap Language [And What You Give Is What You Get]
Please - Sing a Simple Song [And What You Give Is What You Get]
The Jam - Start! [And What You Give Is What You Get]
Mutabaruka - De System [What You Give Is What You Get]
The Micronawts - Smurph Across The Surf (dub version) [What You Give Is What You Get]
Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut [Some Dumb Cop Gave Me Two Tickets Already]

Check Your Head
Cheap Trick - Surrender (Live at Budokan) [Jimmy James]
The Turtles - I'm Chief Kamanawanalea [Jimmy James]
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? [Jimmy James]
Jimi Hendrix - EXP [Jimmy James]
Jimi Hendrix - Foxey Lady [Jimmy James]
Jimi Hendrix - Still Raining Still Dreaming [Jimmy James]
Jimi Hendrix - Happy Birthday (Got To Have It) [Jimmy James]
Jimi Hendrix - Third Stone from the Sun [Jimmy James]
K-Rob & Rammelzee - Beat Bop [Jimmy James]
Mantronix - Fresh Is The Word [Jimmy James]
The Fearless Four - Rockin' It [Jimmy James]
Bob Marley - Duppy Conqueror [Funky Boss]
Richard Pryor - Acid [Funky Boss]
Thin Lizzy - Showdown [Funky Boss]
Big Youth - Solomon A Gunday [Funky Boss]
Ohio Players - Funky Worm [Funky Boss]
Barrington Levy - Under Me Sensi [Funky Boss]
James Newton - Choir [Pass The Mic]
Jimmie Walker - The Black Prince Has Arrived [Pass The Mic]
Bad Brains - Big Take Over [Pass The Mic]
Johnny Jenkins - I Walk On Gilded Splinters [Pass The Mic]
EPMD - So What Cha Sayin' [Pass The Mic]
Johnny Hammond - Big Sur Suite [Pass The Mic]
Funkadelic - I Wanna Know If It's Good to You? [Pass the Mic Pt 2]
The Germs - Richie Dagger's Crime [Pass the Mic Pt 2]
The Fifth Dimension - Age Of Aquarius [Finger Lickin' Good]
Johnny Hammond - Breakout [Finger Lickin' Good]
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Freaks For The Festival [Finger Lickin' Good]
Bob Dylan - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [Finger Lickin' Good]
Southside Movement - I've Been Watching You (single version) [So Whatcha Want]
Big Daddy Kane - Just Rhymin' With Biz [So Whatcha Want]
Five Stairsteps - Don't Change Your Love [So Whatcha Want (Butt Naked Version)]
Ted Nugent - Homebound [The Biz Versus The Nuge]
Peter Sichel - On Wine: How to Select & Serve [The Blue Nun]
The Village Callers - Hector [The Blue Nun]
Back Door - Slivadiv [Stand Together]
Cold Blood - Kissing My Love [Stand Together]
Grady Tate - Be Black Baby [Stand Together]
Cheech & Chong - Don't Bug Me [The Maestro]
The Eleventh Hour - Medley (Sock It To Me/It's Your Thing) [The Maestro]
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Kojak [The Maestro]
Bad Brains - Supertouch/Shitfit [The Maestro]
Richard Pryor - Gettin' High [Live At PJ's]
The National Lampoon Comedians - Mr. Roberts #1 [Mark On The Bus]
Venom - Live at City Gardens 1986 [Mark On The Bus]
Lee Quinones - Wild Style Film Dialogue [Professor Booty]
Willie Henderson - Loose Booty [Professor Booty]
Freddie Prinze - Hunga Rican [Professor Booty]
Jimmy Smith - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe [Professor Booty]
Schoolly D - Gucci Time [Professor Booty]
Kool & The Gang - Give It Up [Professor Booty]
Buddy Miles Express - Let Your Lovelight Shine [Professor Booty]
Freddie Hubbard - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey [Professor Booty]
Buddy Miles Express - Train [Skills To Pay The Bills]
Kool Moe Dee vs Busy Bee - Harlem World Battle [Drunken Praying Mantis Style]

Ill Communication
Jeremy Steig - Howling For Judy [Sure Shot]
Moms Mabley - The Funny Sides of Moms Mabley [Sure Shot]
Run-DMC - Rock The House [Sure Shot]
K-Rob & Rammelzee - Beat Bop [B-Boys Makin With The Freak Freak]
Charlie Rouse - Hopscotch [B-Boys Makin With The Freak Freak]
Mantan Moreland - That Ain't My Finger [B-Boys Makin With The Freak Freak]
Jimmy Smith - Root Down and Get It [Root Down]
Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick - The Show [Root Down]
The Moog Machine - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine [Get It Together]
Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns - Four Play [Get It Together]
Eugene McDaniels - Headless Heroes [Get It Together]
Grand Funk Railroad - Inside Looking Out [Get It Together ABA Remix]
Grand Funk Railroad - Nothing Is the Same [Get It Together ABA Remix]
John Klemmer - Children Of The Earth Flames [The Update]
Big Youth - Wolf In Sheep's Clothing [Flutterman's Rule]
Michael Holman & GQ Jimmie Jaz - Graffiti Rock Excerpt [Alright Hear This]
Yusef Lateef - Samba de Amor [Alright Hear This]
Grandmaster Flash - Flash To The Beat Live [Alright Hear This]
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - It's Nasty (Genius of Love) [Alright Hear This]
The Blues Project - Flute Thing [Flute Loop]
Richard Pryor - I Spy Cops [Flute Loop]
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Dub Revolution [Flute Loop]
Young-Holt Unlimited - Rubber Lips [Flute Loop]
The Micronawts - Smurph Across The Surf (dub version) [Flute Loop]
Bob Dylan - The Mighty Quinn (Quinn, The Eskimo) [Do It]
Run-DMC - Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1) [Heart Attack Man]
Cedar Walton - Jacob's Ladder [The Scoop]
Free Movement - I Know I Could Love You Better [The Scoop]
I-Roy - Tougher Than Tough
Kurtis Blow - Tough [The Scoop]
Michal Urbaniak's Fusion - Atma: Today/Tomorrow [The Scoop]
Just-Ice - Latoya [The Scoop]
Afrique - Kissing My Love [Bodhisattva Vow]
Led Zeppelin - Bonzo's Montreux [Resolution Time]

Hello Nasty
Kool Moe Dee vs Busy Bee - Harlem World Battle [Super Disco Breakin]
Run-DMC - Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1) [Super Disco Breakin']
Iron Butterfly - Get Out Of My Life, Woman [The Move]
Quincy Jones - Gula Matari [The Move]
Los Angeles Negros - El Rey y Yo [Remote Control]
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Basement [Remote Control]
Vicious - Nika [Remote Control]
Ed Durlacher - Modern Dynamic Physical Fitness Activities [Body Movin']
The Byrds - Fido [Body Movin']
McDonald & Giles - Tomorrow's People, Children Of Today [Body Movin']
Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers - Oye Como Va [Body Movin]
Jazz Crusaders - Love Is Blue [Intergalactic]
Les Baxter - Rachmaninoff - Prelude In C# Minor [Intergalactic]
Beastie Boys - The New Style [Intergalactic]
The Stovall Sisters - Hang On In There [Intergalactic]
Lee Michaels - Tell Me How Do You Feel [Sneakin' Out the Hospital]
Nine - Whutcha Want [Putting Shame In Your Game]
Johnny Osbourne - No Ice Cream Sound [Putting Shame In Your Game]
Biz Markie - Vapors [Putting Shame In Your Game]
EPMD - You're a Customer [Putting Shame In Your Game]
Rob Swift - Rob Swift Vs. Rahzel [3 MC's & 1 DJ]
Skinny Boys - Jock Box [3 MC's & 1 DJ]
Grandmaster Flash - Flash To The Beat Live [The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin')]
Alex Bradford & Company - I Gotta Keep Movin [The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin')]
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Superappin'  [The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin')]
Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers - Got Myself a Good Man [The Negotiation Limerick File]
The Pair Extraordinaire - Come Back To Me [The Negotiation Limerick File]
Barbara Lynn - Poor Old Trashman [The Negotiation Limerick File]
De La Soul - Stakes Is High [Electrify]
Igor Stravinsky - Infernal Dance of King Kastchei [Electrify]
Stephen Sondheim - Act I: Company [Electrify]
UTFO - Roxanne Roxanne [Unite]
John Nitzinger - Texas Blues - Jelly Roll [Dedication]
Boogie Down Productions - Ya Slippin' [Alive]

To The 5 Boroughs
Peggy Lee - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay [Ch-Check It Out]
Peggy Lee - Spinning Wheel [Ch-Check It Out]
Buryl Red & Grace Hawthorne - Tra-La [Right Right Now Now]
Don Costa - The Devil Rides In Jericho [Right Right Now Now]
The Partridge Family - I Would Have Loved You Anyway [Right Right Now Now]
LL Cool J - El Shabazz [3 The Hard Way]
Mantronix - Bassline [3 The Hard Way]
Marley Marl - The Symphony [3 The Hard Way]
EPMD - Strictly Business [It Takes Time To Build]
EPMD - You Gots to Chill [It Takes Time To Build]
Curtis Hoard - Defender [Time To Build]
Public Enemy - Public Enemy #1 [Rhyme The Rhyme Well]
Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight [Triple Trouble]
Funkmaster Wizard Wiz - Bellevue Patient [Hey Fuck You]
Run-DMC - Rock Box [That's It That's All]
Gary William Friedman & Will Holt - Sounds [All Lifestyles]
Frank Howard & The Continentals - Do What You Wanna Do [Shazam!]
Kool & The Gang - Open Sesame [Shazam]
Robert Goulet - New York Is My Home [Open Letter To NYC]
Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer [An Open Letter to NYC]
Fu-Schnickens - La Schmoove [Crawlspace]
Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra - Love Is Blue [The Brouhaha]
The Flaming Lips - They Punctured My Yolk [We Got The]