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

Sounds Of Science


  • "I do not sniff the coke, I only smoke the sensamilla" - Pato Banton's song "Don't Sniff Coke"
  • "Right up in your face and dis' you" - "My Philosophy" by BDP
  • James Brown's, "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved", when MCA says "that's right my name's Yauch"
  • Jet flying overhead from The Beatles "Back in the U.S.S.R." off the White Album
  • The Beatles, "The End" is scratched trhoughout the song
  • The crowd noise in the break is from the beginning of SPLHCB
  • The drum track underneath the guitar sample is a sample of the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" from SPLHCB
  • The guitar track at the end is a sample from the Beatles "The End" from Abbey Road.
  • The oboe track you hear at the beginning is a sample of the Beatles "When I'm 64" from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • The occasional beeps and bass lines during the first half of the song is from Issac Hayes' "Walk from Regio's", on the "Shaft" soundtrack
  • The sounds at the beginning is from the small toy in a can that would make a "mmmoooooooooo" sound each time it was turned upside down.
  • The violin and other orchestral tuning you hear in the middle (I believe when AdRock says "Rope-a dope...") is a sample of the intro to the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" from SPLHCB


  • "Ben Franklin with the kite gettin' over with the key" - a reference to his famous experiment which established the first link between lightning and electricity
  • "dropping science like Galileo dropped the orange" - Italian astronomer born in Pisa in the 16th century, who dropped an objects from heights to prove that all objects fall at the same rate regarless of weight, disproving the prevailing theory that heavier objects fall faster.
  • "Jimmy protector" - another term for a condom
  • "My mind is kinda flowing like an oil projector" - an oil projector is a lighting effect, producing fluid colored blobs, used mainly in the '60s for psychedelic rock shows and movies
  • "Order the Quarter Deluxe" - a limited-time-only sandwich at McDonald's
  • "Rope-A-Dope" - Muhammed Ali's infamous boxing strategy, which consisted of giving your opponent the opposite of what you lead him to believe he is about to receive
  • Adidas & Fila - sneaker companies
  • Ben Franklin, Sir Isaac Newton - scientists
  • Cheech Wizard - Character created by cartoonist Vaughn Bode
  • Jesus - "Pegs through my hands and one through my feet"
  • Palladium - popular nightclub in New York
  • Ponce de Leon, Fountain of Youth - he explored Florida looking for FOY
  • Radium - element
  • Range Rovers - sport utility vehicle
  • Robotron - 1980's video game
  • Shea Stadium - Home of NY Mets