Skybourne” by Curren$y was posted some time ago, but I decided a repost was necessary since I found the sample. Surprisingly, I couldn’t find much discussion about the link between “Skybourne” and Johnny Hammond’s “Can’t We Smile,” so just know you found it here first!

If you take a listen to the original version of “Skybourne” you can hear the sample (vocals incl.), but I’m guessing Ski decided to rework “Can’t We Smile” using live instruments and vocals instead of the actual sample. So, it isn’t technically a sample, but more of a reinterpretation or interpolation of the Johnny Hammond song.

“Can’t We Smile” was also sampled in “Time’s a Wastin'” by Erykah Badu and “So Smooth” by LE$.

prod. by Ski 

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