Sample Flips 101 : Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)

A legendary tribute to the late Trouble T Roy of Heavy D and the Boyz, “T.R.O.Y” is one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic anthems.

Instantly recognisable by its horn section, the original sample is taken from Tom Scott’s 1969 jazz piece “Today”, where Pete brilliantly chopped 3 sections of the track to make the beat, then added subtle vocal oohs and aahs and some seriously banging drums.

Check the two next to each other and see if you can work out where Pete Rock made his chops.