Ego Trip Presents Cosmo Baker’s Top 10 Sample Flips

My friends at Ego Trip magazine basically used to have the world’s greatest, funniest (and most forward-thinking) magazines of my lifetime… Next to On The Go that is. So when they relaunched for the 21st Century on the web, they basically went into overdrive with some of the best content out, including but not limited to the hilarious and genius rantings of one of our generation’s greatest minds, this guy. They also ended up giving yours truly my own column that is severely neglected, but I’ll get back to that later. Anyway, one of the really best things they have right now is a running piece Top 10 Sample Flips. If you know me, and you know my level of nerddom, understand that this is obviously right up my alley.

With names like El-P, Waajeed, Large Professor, J. Rocc, A-Trak, Muro, Prince Paul, DJ Spinna, Four Tet, House Shoes and others contributing, it is a sincere honor that they asked me to join these ranks.

So without further ado, heres Cosmo Baker’s Top 10 Sample Flips.

Ego Trippin’

So looks like my second career as burgeoning bloggeur is taking off! My dear friends over at the legendary Ego Trip Magazine have just launched their amazing new website – – firmly planting both feet in the 21st Century! Now understand how humbling that is. Ego Trip is basically the greatest magazine to have ever graced the news stand racks in and around Union Square. No but for real, the magazine was a game changer, and the whole gang (lead by the enigmatic Ted Bawno) really succeeded in creating a type of magazine that was aped and duplicated by so many after the fact. But they all fell short, cause this was the original! I’m not going to even go into how GAME CHANGING – GAME CHANGING SON – the White Rapper Show was…

So anyway, I’m on the roster of mighty-fine bloggers now for the site. Whereas my Fool’s Gold column will be more about music rediscovery, my Ego Trip series will probably be more of a stream of consciousness, dadaist steez that is more akin to shit that pops off on my Twitter feed. I told Chairman Mao yesterday that I will be working out the tone of it all (much like the site will be working things out as well) but, much like this career of mine, I think we’ll just be making shit up as I go along. But I assured him that my first post wouldn’t be about me playing Stevie Nicks and Labelle Youtube clips on repeat and sitting here crying here at my desk… So I wrote a quick nod in reverence to the 25th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest and baddest motherfuckers to ever grace this planet, the one and only Phil Lynott.

So check it out, and lots more to come in the future. Cosmo Baker on the one and only

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  • Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten Records Of May

    DJ Stuart "Re-Work V2"
    Wet "All The Ways" (Branchez Remix)
    De La Soul "Beautiful Night"
    Phife "Nutshell"
    With You "Ghost" feat. Vince Staples (Major Lazer Remix)
    Tall Black Guy "The Heart Of The Town"
    KRNE "I'll Be Good"
    Hoodboi "Closer"
    Drake "With You" Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
    Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro Dub Disco Mix)


    Club Cheval "Discipline"
    Mura Masa "What If I Go"
    Kate Bush "Why Should I Love You?"

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