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

Shake Your Rump


  • "Hoo-ha! Got them all in check." - "8th Wonder" by The Sugarhill Gang
  • "It's the Joint" - song of same title by Funky 4+1
  • "Shake Your Rump-ah" - from the Unity album by James Brown and Afrika Bambaataa
  • 'Scratch' heard under "the most packinest", "your belief, chief" and at the end - "Could you be Loved" by Bob Marley
  • Additional beats from "Super Mellow" by Paul Humphrey from the album "The Drum Suite"
  • Afrika Bambaataa's, "Jazzy Sensation"
  • After the chorus phrase "Shake Your Rump-a" there is a drum break with synth. The first two runthroughs, right before the rap starts again, the concluding drum fill is from "Good Time Bad Times" by Led Zepplin.
  • Beat is Harvey Scales's "Dancing Room Only" (from the lp hotfoot: a funque dizco opera, casablanca, 1977)
  • Bong hit
  • Mostly taken from the "Car Wash" soundtrack by Rose Royce
  • Ronnie Laws, "Tell Me Something Good"
  • the disco call is from Foxy's "Get Off"
  • The main drum roll is from "Funky Snakefoot" by Alphonze Mouzon from the album "Funky Snakefoot"
  • The sound similar to a straw being pulled through a soft drink lid is an African percussian instrument known as a "cuica" (kwee-kuh). The instrument was originally used in Africa for lion hunting because the sound produced is very similar to a female lion's roar, thus attracting the male. The cuica's sound is produced by pulling and pushing a wet cloth on the bamboo stick. (


  • "I'm Mike D and I'm back from the dead" - possibly a reference to widespread rumors of his death after Licensed To Ill and prior to Paul's Boutique being released.
  • "like Sam the butcher, bringing Alice the meat" - two characters from The Brady Bunch, Sam was Alice's boyfriend.
  • Club Med - vacation resorts
  • Fred Flintstone - from the cartoon "The Flintstones," who's car was powered by his 2 feet.
  • Kangol - Brand of funky hat
  • Patty Duke - popular hip-hop dance step during the mid-eighties, Patty Duke was also an old 1950's TV show
  • Pigpen - the original keyboardist/harmonica player/vocalist for the Grateful Dead
  • The Tango - dance
  • The Wrench - dance
  • Whippets are small canisters of (N2O) nitrous oxide. The "whippet" cartridges look like standard CO2 cartridges, and are used to charge commercial cream whippers. When used not for it's intended purpose as in this reference, the gas is released from the canister into a balloon with a 'cracker' and then inhaled.