"The Rockafeller Skank" is a song by English big beat musician and DJ Fatboy Slim. It was a hit single released from the 1998 album You've Come a Long Way, Baby.
The single peaked at number six in the UK Singles Chart in June 1998. The song was the second Fatboy Slim single (after "Praise You") to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 76. The song features the repeated line "Right about now, the funk soul brother / Check it out now, the funk soul brother", which is a remixed vocal sample of rapper Lord Finesse on the track "Vinyl Dog Vibe" by Vinyl Dogs, the original line being "Check it out right about now, it's no other than the funk soul brother, the Lord Finesse".
The song also features four other samples, including a sample of the song "Sliced Tomatoes" by the band Just Brothers (a popular Northern Soul track), Bobby Fuller's "I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)", and a sample of "Beat Girl" by John Barry and his Orchestra. A guitar line from the song "Peter Gunn" by Art of Noise featuring Duane Eddy is also sampled.
Fatboy Slim has stated that to clear the samples and release the song he had to release 100% of the track's royalties, 25% to each artist, meaning he receives no royalties himself.
The " Vinyl Dog Vibe " sample is also noticed for its speeding, slowing down, and looping skills made by Fatboy Slim, making the song somewhat sound like plunderphonics by making it in a new type of way and recorded composition and changing the sound of the other samples' pitch and looping the other samples' pitch.File Hashes
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