Discussion in 'Black Entertainment' started by cherryblossom, Jan 18, 2011.
Rising to the Top
The Five Stairsteps, besides recording the international hit and many times covered "Ooh Child", also included Keni Burke, whose hit "Rising to the Top", one of the most sampled songs in pop music.
The song has become a popular sampling choice for hip hop artists, having been borrowed by artists such as Doug E Fresh ("Keep Risin To The Top"), Big Daddy Kane ("Smooth Operator"), LL Cool J ("Around the Way Girl"), Pete Rock & CL Smooth ("Take You There"), Mary J. Blige ("Love No Limit"), O.C. ("Born 2 Live"), Sean Price ("Sabado Gigante") and once again by LL Cool J for the song "Paradise", with Amerie, though a lot of these songs have been mistakenly thought to use the bass line from the 1983 song "All Night Long" by the Mary Jane Girls.
Sister Cherryblossom, and Brother oldsoul..
Thank you so much for this blast from the past....one of my favorite all times groups.
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