SAMPLED BY HIP HOP GREATS MADE BY MOTOWN HIT MAKERS
We are proud to present Detroit's Invictus, Sanctuary's first digital only compilation, which is an enthralling journey through the original context of sounds which may be familiar to modern ears in the form they have been sampled by artist such De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, Fat Boy Slim and Pete Rock.
The 14 tracks featured on this compilation are all produced by the all-star song writing trio of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland who have produced legendary gems for the likes of The Supremes, Junior Walker & The All Stars, The Four Tops, Martha & The Vandellas, The Isley Brothers and The Elgins at Motown in the 1960s. When the trio left Motown in 1968 they set up the Hot Wax and Invictus labels. In the early 1970s Hot Wax and Invictus scored hits with a variety of acts including Freda Payne, The Chairmen Of The Board, Laura Lee, 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) and The Honey Cone.
The tracks making up this unique compilation of sampled tracks are as follows:
1. Freda Payne - Unhooked Generation
As sampled by JVC Force's - Strong Island - 1988
2. Parliament - Little Old Country Boy
De La Soul - Potholes In My Lawn - 1989
3. 8th Day - She's Not Just Another Woman
The Diabolical Biz Markie - She's Not Just Another Woman (Monique) - 1989
4. Freda Payne - We've Gotta Find A Way Back To Love
A Tribe Called Quest - Ham and Eggs - 1990
5. Laura Lee - Crumbs Off The Table
D-Nice - Crumbs On The Table - 1990//Ice Cube - This Is A Man's World - 1990
6. Politicians - Free Your Mind
Professor Griff - Pawns In The Game - 1990//Nikki D - Letting Off Steam - 1991
7. Flaming Ember - Gotta Get Away
Diamond D - I'm Outta Here - 1992
8. Parliament - Come In Out Of The Rain
Jungle Brothers - I'm In Love With Indica - 1993//Outkast - Elevators - 1996//
Xzibit - What U See Is What U Get - 1998
9. 100 Proof Aged In Soul - Somebody's Been Sleeping (In My Bed)
Big Daddy Kane - Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed - 1994
10. The Just Brothers - Sliced Tomatoes
Fat Boy Slim - Rockafella Skank - 1998
11. Freda Payne - The Road We Didn't Take
Defari - Checkstand 3 - 1999//DJ Cam ft Afu-Ra - Voodoo Child (Premier Remix) - 2003
12. Freda Payne - Instrumental Prelude
Pete Rock - Give It To Y'all - 2001
13. Honey Cone - Want As
Mary Mary - Heaven - 2005
14. Honey Cone - Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Common - Testify - 2005
About The Artist/Label:
A Hall of Fame songwriting and production trio, this all-star lineup paired brothers Brian and Eddie Holland with Lamont Dozier. They produced gems for the Supremes, Junior Walker & the All Stars, the Four Tops, Martha & the Vandellas, the Isley Brothers, and the Elgins until they left Motown in 1968.
After moving from Detroit to Los Angeles, the trio created the Hot Wax and Invictus labels. Freda Payne, the Chairman of the Board, Laura Lee, 100 Proof (Aged in Soul), and the Honey Cone were among the acts that scored hits in the early '70s.
About The Compilation:
First digital compilation from sanctuary. Features only sanctuary owned catalogue in a way that relates it to the present day and opens up new markets to not only these featured Invictus recordings but to the whole catalogue. Some of the artist who sampled Invictus catalogue are De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, Fat Boy Slim and Pete Rock to name but a few.