Forgotten Treasure: Sylvia “Sweet Stuff” (1976)
Solid solid soul jam from Sylvia called “Sweet Stuff“, of course rap heads will know this as the source sample for Dilla‘s “Crushin‘ (released on the Ruff Draft LP). And it comes complete with the live on Soul Train video! A++ on the purple jump suit too.
Sylvia Robinson (R.I.P) most notably known for her work as founder/CEO of the seminal hip hop label Sugar Hill Records. She is credited as the driving force behind two landmark singles in the genre: “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five and “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang, the latter being the world’s first rap record to be released by a hip hop act…
Check out all the versions below.
Bonus re-edit from Dj Prime. Verrrrry good.
About the J Dilla “Crushin” version
Waajeed: “The original version of “Crushin” was produced by me. We have J Rocc to thank for this one. I was DJing with Houseshoes in San Fran with Fran Boogie and DJ Mr. E. We heard J Rocc was staying in the same hotel and went to holla at him. We were talking about Dilla rarities when he said that he liked that version of, “Crushin” I did. I was like what version!?! He played it and it split my melon! I did that beat for Dilla circa 2002 for his MCA project – I assumed he never used it when I didn’t hear anything. Turns out it was the original version that he later remixed himself for his then newly founded label, Mummy Records.”