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Karriem Riggins - "Chopped Worm"

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Detroit hip hop producer and J Dilla associate Karriem Riggins has a new track out that's in tribute to the recently deceased Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, who was once the frontman for the legendary Ohio Players.

Not only is Riggins creating an incredibly funky sendoff for the band's former singer, but he's uncovering a bit of hip hop history here by chopping up one of the group's most sampled songs, "Funky Worm." The track's squealing keyboard leads have turned up in numerous hip hop releases from the West Coast. From N.W.A. to Kendrick Lamar, "Funky Worm" isn't going out of style any time soon.