I just wanna say that I feel bamboozled by Camp Lo after all these years. I never would have guessed that their 1997 hit “Luchini AKA This Is It” used a sample from “Adventures in the Land of Music” by the Los Angeles, California-based R&B group Dynasty, released in 1980. Did y’all know this? Why ain’t nobody tell me? Y’all wrong for that?

But seriously, this blew my mind this morning. I’m sittin’ at work and hear somebody playing the intro and my mind immediately went to ‘this is it what luccini fallin’ from the sky…’ and then I hear some falsetto singing over the horns. Huh? Shoulda known that ANY great ‘90s hip-hop hit had samples from an earlier soul/RnB record. Go figure.

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Well, y’all head over to your favorite music listening platform and check out this song as soon as ya can. It’s so musically adventurous with so many moving parts that it keeps the same energy the ENTIRE time – from start to finish. So happy to have stumbled upon this jewel of a record. Gon’ ‘head and listen. Adventures in the Land of Music was Dynasty’s second album, too.

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Dynasty – Adventures In The Land Of Music

Adventures in the Land of Music


Album: Adventures in the Land of Music

Oh and one more thing – Leon Frank Sylvers III also played a part in this full record and also this song in particular. If y’all recall from previous posts, he was a member of the family group The Sylvers and became one of the most successful producers in Black music in the late ‘70s to the mid-‘80s through his association with Dick Griffey’s SOLAR Records. Artists such as J Dilla, Dr. Dre, and Madlib have sampled songs written and produced by him. Okay! Have a great day, y’all!

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