I recently found out that the sample from “So Far To Go” by Dilla featuring Common and D’Angelo is from the Isley Brothers song “Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time For Love)”. You’ll recognize where he gets the sample around 0:39 into the Isley song. Dilla gets especially creative with this sample; he speeds it up a good deal, and also messes around with the feel of the time. “So Far To Go” is definitely one of my favorite JD tracks (as well as one of my favorite Common songs–it’s featured on his album “Finding Forever”), and seeing what he did with this Isley sample makes me like it even more.
“So Far To Go” by J Dilla feat. Common and D’Angelo
“Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time For Love)” by The Isley Brothers