US Rapper/Producer Tyler, The Creator may have his share of controversy over the years, but you can’t deny his talent. With a cult like following with his OddFuture collective and brand, Tyler has set himself to become a very successful person. He still manages to shock people, but a lot of times in a good way thanks to his lyricism and production, and his new album, “Call Me If You Get Lost” is no different. One stand out on the album, is a track that sampled a Reggae/Lover’s Rock hit.
On track 10 a.k.a. “Sweet/I Thought You Wanted To Dance“, the 2nd half of the track (“I Thought You Wanted To Dance“) features a sampling of the 1978 Fil Callender single, “Baby My Love“. Produced by Phil Mathias along with Callender and featuring Jah Stitch, “Baby My Love” is considered a Lover’s Rock classic. With Fil Callender’s delivery which can be said was inspired by the late American Soul Musician Curtis Mayfield paired with Jah Stitch’s deejaying, the single quickly became a hit when it was released, and a favourite for many. “Baby My Love” was featured on the soundtrack for the 5-part Steve McQueen directed series, “Small Axe” in 2020. “Baby My Love” can be heard throughout “I Thought You Wanted To Dance” along with a sample of Jamtech Foundation’s 2000 single, “Run The Track” (which we believe sampled Bounty Killa’s voice). Fil Callender was a member of the Reggae Band, The In Crowd, but went solo in the 1980s and became a born again Christian. He was awarded the Order of Distinction in 2013 by the Jamaican Government for his contribution to Jamaican Music.
Tyler, The Creator’s “Call Me If You Get Lost” album is out now, but you can check out the track, “Sweet/I Thought You Wanted To Dance” below. Please share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Check out these latest releases!