Legendary Funk Artist Edwin Birdsong Sampled By Daft Punk, Dead at 77

Legendary funk musician Edwin Birdsong has handed away on the age of 77.

If you assume you’re unaware of his work, there’s a superb likelihood you’re mistaken…

Birdsong is understood within the dance group for being famously sampled in Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” off their album Discovery. The unique track “Cola Bottle Baby” was additionally reused on Kanye West‘s “Stronger,” which predominantly options Daft Punk’s manufacturing.

His affect on different genres doesn’t cease there. Another one in every of his unique tracks, “Rapper Dapper Snapper” was additionally sampled for De La Soul’s “Me Myself and I” and Gang Starr’s “Skills.”

Birdsong is remembered for his keyboard abilities and all-around artistry. He put out 5 albums all through his profession, up till the 80s. He went on to supply for different huge title skills together with Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers.

RIP.

Edwin Birdsong – Cola Bottle Baby

Edwin Birdsong – Rapper Dapper Snapper

H/T: DJ Mag

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