Excited, because the “Ice Cream” sample has long been a mystery. I think I read that someone asked RZA what it was and he couldn’t even remember.
Disappointed, because it’s just an Earl Klugh record. Not the score to a Brazilian telenovela or some psychedelic Christian spoken word record. Just good old Earl Klugh.
The sample is Klugh’s “A Time for Love” which appears on his 1980 album Late Night Guitar. The melody we know as “Ice Cream” is a sped up acoustic guitar loop.
Just goes to show you that a producer’s skilled hand is just as valuable as an ultra-rare loop.
Download: PETERMAFFYA’s remake