Saturday Morning Cartoons and Hip Hop

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The Banana Splits and Bob Marley

The Banana Splits (left) and Robert Nesta Marley, OM

Despite the similarities, Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Soldier” was probably not “inspired” by The Banana Splits. There is no denying, however (and no publishing credit either) that LL Cool J snagged the riff for “I’m Bad,” the opening cut off his second album, from the theme to Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse.

Not that this is important, but I just thought of it and naturally, we have some great evidence from YouTube.

Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse Video

LL Cool J “I’m Bad” Audio/Video

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