You know, for almost two decades now, my search for the original vocal sample that sets off Smif-N-Wessun’s sound clash ready monster “Sound Bwoy Bureill” has eluded me. I’ve gotten into many debates about its origin. Was it Fuzzy Jones (who was sampled in Kanye’s “Mercy”)? Joe Lickshot? Well, it turns out it’s actually lifted from an obscure record by Clement Irie (aka Clement Barnes) called “Ku Yu Soundboy.” Mystery solved; this digger is now satisfied.
Stream the Boot Camp Clik/Smif-N-Wessun tribute below, and grab his Ode To Sean Price mixtape, which we premiered here.