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Had a couple people ask me what the cut is that plays in the latest Nike LeBron James commercial. For some reason I am thought of as a soul expert (hear me now that couldn't be farther from the truth!). BUT, I did know that track and anyone my age should, not because Kool and the Gang was big during my time, but because what WAS big was a track that sampled it...

DJ Jazzy Jeff's and Fresh Prince's "Summertime" rips the beat right out of Kool and the Gang's "Summer Madness" which is the LeBron James commercial track. Check it out this classic groove, its spacey as hell, I love it. First appeared on Love and Understanding back in 1976 I believe.

Mp3: Kool and the Gang - "Summer Madness"

I want one of those suits for my wedding!

Buy: Get some kool in your life right here.

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matt said... @ 11/19/2006 07:25:00 PM


p.s. Digable Planets' "Jimmi Diggin' Cats" (from Reachin') also lifts Kool & the Gang's "Summer Madness."

k. said... @ 11/19/2006 08:32:00 PM

nice matt i gotta check that out.

DJKL said... @ 11/20/2006 01:49:00 AM

abso-fuckin-lutely killer synth on this track, one of my all time faves. mad.

Anonymous said... @ 11/20/2006 09:56:00 PM

Just thought I would add my input on Summer Madness. It was from the album Light of Worlds from 1974. It was also nominated for a Grammy for it's part in the original Rocky movie. Here's a link to a live verison of the song from 2000

Semantik said... @ 11/20/2006 10:41:00 PM

Oh man!!!! The song is classic, but you busted out with the video! good looks...

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