In a recent episode of Questlove’s podcast, Questlove Supreme, Snoop Dogg and Quest talked about the origins of Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin But A G Thang” song. The two Hip Hop legends talked about the song, which featured Snoop, and Quest said something that surprised Snoop.
Questlove told Snoop that Dre used a sample from Congress Alley’s 1973 song “Are You Looking.” The group featured Arthur Lee Andrew Thompson and Jacqui Andrews, which happened to be Quest’s parents.
“You know you sampled my parents, right?” The Roots drummer says. “My mom and my dad.”
Snoop then proceeded to follow up with a shocked, “What!?”
“That’s my mom and my dad,” Quest says again. “Just chill ’til the next episode [laughs].”
The drummer goes on to say that it was a legendary moment to hear it when he played The Chronic.
“So when the shit would come on The Box in Philly and I heard that — Yo, me and Tariq (Black Thought) lost it. Like, ‘Yo, that’s your mom and dad!’” he says. “It was like we won the lottery ticket!”
Listen to Congress Alley’s “Are You Looking” below: