To create the instrumental for “Players” by Slum Village, Dilla took a small piece out of the song “Claire” by Singers Unlimited (a relatively uknown a cappella group), re-pitched it, and added a beat. The video actually does this if you want to check it out…it’s really cool how he pulled it off. The video’s a bit long, so it might be worth it just to go to around 2:20.
And here’s “Players”:
This post is dedicated to Ben Peskoe and Andy Lee.