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"Cantaloop" 30 Years Later

Us3's "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" released in 1993 both as a hip hop single and remixed as a 'smooth jazz' hit. The song reached number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and this week, 30 years later, American Songwriter sat down with Us3's Geoff Wilkinson to talk about the song's origin.

In the interview, Wilkinson talks about the sample taken from Herbie Hancock's Cantaloupe Island. "There have been tons of cover versions of it since we sampled it," Wilkinson says. "It has become a bona fide jazz standard now, and I don’t think it was before."

Wilkinson talks more about the relationship between hip hop and jazz, click here to read the full interview.

Listen to "Cantaloop" below!

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