Paul's Boutique Samples and References List (Beastie Boys + Dust Brothers)



  • "Being very proud to be an MC" - "It's the Joint" by Funky 4+1
  • "Never gonna let 'em say that I don't love you" - Ballin' Jack's "Never Let 'Em Say"
  • "Say What?" is sampled from Trouble Funk's "Good To Go"
  • Drums and bass from "Hot and Nasty" by Black Oak Arkansas
  • James Brown's, "The Funky Drummer" is the beat at the end
  • Rose Royce's "Do Your Dance" is the first you hear as the intro for the song, with the bass drum and clapping.
  • Sly & the Family Stone's "Loose Booty" comprises most of the song
  • Sugar Hill Gang's, "Sugarhill Groove"


  • "Colonel's got the chicken" - Colonel Sanders fast food chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken, now called KFC
  • "For those about to rock we salute you..." reference to the AC/DC song "For those about to Rock (We Salute You)"
  • "I once was lost, but now I'm found..." is from the hymm Amazing Grace
  • "I think I'm starting to peak now Al" - reference to Al from S.S. Decontrol, a 80's hardcore straight-edge band from Massachusetts.
  • "Riddle me this..." - The Riddler of Batman comics and TV show. When leaving a clue about his crimes for Batman to solve, The Riddler always began with "Riddle me this..."
  • "We love the hot butter. [Say what?] The popcorn." is from the 1979 song King Tim III (Personality Jock) by Fatback Band on the disco album XII. Released several weeks before Rapper's Delight, this song is often cited as the beginning of recorded hip hop.
  • "Who shall inherit the Earth? The meek shall" - from Matthew 5:5; "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth."
  • Alfred E. Newman -MAD magazine
  • Atlantic Antic - Brooklyn's oldest street fair
  • Charles Dickens-author of A Christams Carol who was paid per word for his works.
  • Goodyear tires - automobile tires
  • Harry S Truman - President of the US
  • Jacoby and Myers - law firm
  • JD Salinger- wrote "Nine Stories," best know for his book "Catcher in the Rye"
  • Jerry Lee Swaggert - reference to the fact that Jerry Lee Lewis and evangelist Jimmy Swaggert are cousins.
  • Jerry Swaggert, Jerry Falwell - televangelists
  • Mario Andretti - race car driver
  • Putney Swope - 1960's movie about a black advertising executive
  • Rambo - movie starring Sylvestor Stallone
  • Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego - Biblical Characters
  • Steal from the rich, give it the poor-Robin Hood