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I Gotta Believe

By Saucey-dough on May 10, 2020 10:08 pm

Not sure if anyone else has been watching "The Last Dance" on ESPN. I'm from Chicago and literally look forward to every episode. Its brought back so many memories, and it's been incredible watching the complexities of the team/front office as an adult. The 90's hip hop soundtrack has been on point too. Thought I'd give it a shot. I used samples from an old 90's gem we all used to play. The picture for this week wanted to try and capture the 90's in one shot. Whats more 90's than gym shoes hanging from up above?

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May 11, 2020 2:40 am

Not gonna lie, when I saw the title “I Gotta Believe” I was convinced you did a PaRappa the Rapper remix.  Something to think about for the future.

Very cool man, nice change of pace.  Love that bass groove and the drum breakdown.  Sounds good!

May 11, 2020 12:04 pm

Groovy man. That dabbling piano is perfect.

May 11, 2020 1:14 pm
Chrisfoo wrote:

Not gonna lie, when I saw the title “I Gotta Believe” I was convinced you did a PaRappa the Rapper remix.  Something to think about for the future.

Very cool man, nice change of pace.  Love that bass groove and the drum breakdown.  Sounds good!

......The main bass line is from the dojo stage (kick, punch, chop), the beginning sample is the onion sensei, and that’s Parappa at the end saying “Yeah.” Haha.

May 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Jokinen wrote:

Groovy man. That dabbling piano is perfect.

6am WB listening? You're dedicated bro.

May 11, 2020 3:15 pm

Man, I'm absolutely LOVING The last Dance....this really does put you in the 90s feel...high tops on a bball court, then heading home to play some nba jam.  the vinyl scratch-work sounds perfect in this.  Those tinny snares and toms work great in that middle section.  This whole song is great, love it all.

photo is really cool too!  is that the walkways between garage at your place?!   

May 11, 2020 5:15 pm

Haha, this is great. So old school. The scratching is perfect.

May 11, 2020 7:42 pm
Saucey-dough wrote:

......The main bass line is from the dojo stage (kick, punch, chop), the beginning sample is the onion sensei, and that’s Parappa at the end saying “Yeah.” Haha.

I thought I recognized the bass line...then the sensei came in and I knew it had to be true.  Sweet idea man.  You nailed the 90s feel, this is great.  YEAH

May 12, 2020 3:46 am
Saucey-dough wrote:
Chrisfoo wrote:

Not gonna lie, when I saw the title “I Gotta Believe” I was convinced you did a PaRappa the Rapper remix.  Something to think about for the future.

Very cool man, nice change of pace.  Love that bass groove and the drum breakdown.  Sounds good!

......The main bass line is from the dojo stage (kick, punch, chop), the beginning sample is the onion sensei, and that’s Parappa at the end saying “Yeah.” Haha.

Haha ohhh fuck, I can hear it now.  Its been too long that it just went right over my head. 

May 12, 2020 7:36 am

Very smooth. The bass lines and the very cool simple piano lines. Scratches, the vinyl effect. Very clean and well executed.

May 12, 2020 5:47 pm
demonzor wrote:

Man, I'm absolutely LOVING The last Dance....this really does put you in the 90s feel...high tops on a bball court, then heading home to play some nba jam.  the vinyl scratch-work sounds perfect in this.  Those tinny snares and toms work great in that middle section.  This whole song is great, love it all.

photo is really cool too!  is that the walkways between garage at your place?!

Haha thanks man. You want to meet at the arcade after school and get some T.E. in? My mom gave me a bunch of quarters. You get the slurpees this time.


mikememo wrote:

Haha, this is great. So old school. The scratching is perfect.

Kedbreak136 wrote:

Very smooth. The bass lines and the very cool simple piano lines. Scratches, the vinyl effect. Very clean and well executed.

The scratches made the track! All I could think about was DJ Jazzy Jeff on the one's n two's helping me out with this track.


coreytrev0r wrote:
Saucey-dough wrote:

......The main bass line is from the dojo stage (kick, punch, chop), the beginning sample is the onion sensei, and that’s Parappa at the end saying “Yeah.” Haha.

I thought I recognized the bass line...then the sensei came in and I knew it had to be true.  Sweet idea man.  You nailed the 90s feel, this is great.  YEAH

Chrisfoo wrote:
Saucey-dough wrote:
Chrisfoo wrote:

Not gonna lie, when I saw the title “I Gotta Believe” I was convinced you did a PaRappa the Rapper remix.  Something to think about for the future.

Very cool man, nice change of pace.  Love that bass groove and the drum breakdown.  Sounds good!

......The main bass line is from the dojo stage (kick, punch, chop), the beginning sample is the onion sensei, and that’s Parappa at the end saying “Yeah.” Haha.

Haha ohhh fuck, I can hear it now.  Its been too long that it just went right over my head.

Kick. Punch. It's all in the mind. If you wanna test me, I'm sure you'll find ...the things I'll teach ya, is sure to beat ya, but nevertheless you'll get a lesson from teacher.


May 13, 2020 6:00 am
Saucey-dough wrote:
demonzor wrote:

Man, I'm absolutely LOVING The last Dance....this really does put you in the 90s feel...high tops on a bball court, then heading home to play some nba jam.  the vinyl scratch-work sounds perfect in this.  Those tinny snares and toms work great in that middle section.  This whole song is great, love it all.

photo is really cool too!  is that the walkways between garage at your place?!



Haha thanks man. You want to meet at the arcade after school and get some T.E. in? My mom gave me a bunch of quarters. You get the slurpees this time.


mikememo wrote:

Haha, this is great. So old school. The scratching is perfect.

Kedbreak136 wrote:

Very smooth. The bass lines and the very cool simple piano lines. Scratches, the vinyl effect. Very clean and well executed.

The scratches made the track! All I could think about was DJ Jazzy Jeff on the one's n two's helping me out with this track.


coreytrev0r wrote:
Saucey-dough wrote:

......The main bass line is from the dojo stage (kick, punch, chop), the beginning sample is the onion sensei, and that’s Parappa at the end saying “Yeah.” Haha.

I thought I recognized the bass line...then the sensei came in and I knew it had to be true.  Sweet idea man.  You nailed the 90s feel, this is great.  YEAH

Chrisfoo wrote:
Saucey-dough wrote:
Chrisfoo wrote:

Not gonna lie, when I saw the title “I Gotta Believe” I was convinced you did a PaRappa the Rapper remix.  Something to think about for the future.

Very cool man, nice change of pace.  Love that bass groove and the drum breakdown.  Sounds good!

......The main bass line is from the dojo stage (kick, punch, chop), the beginning sample is the onion sensei, and that’s Parappa at the end saying “Yeah.” Haha.

Haha ohhh fuck, I can hear it now.  Its been too long that it just went right over my head.

Kick. Punch. It's all in the mind. If you wanna test me, I'm sure you'll find ...the things I'll teach ya, is sure to beat ya, but nevertheless you'll get a lesson from teacher.

“Here we are just sitting in the car, I want you to show me if you can get far, just step on the gas.”

“Step on....gaaaaasssss”

May 13, 2020 6:27 pm

You better believe.

May 13, 2020 8:41 pm

May 17, 2020 7:01 am

From the bassline to the record scratches, you nailed the feel man.......I believe

May 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Devieus wrote:

You better believe.

danju wrote:

From the bassline to the record scratches, you nailed the feel man.......I believe

The belief is real.



Ipaghost wrote:

The gif game is always strong with this one. MJ and MJ. What a combo.

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