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    CURTIS MAYFIELD - SUPERFLY (LIVE)

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    "Superfly" is a song by Curtis Mayfield, the title track from his 1972 soundtrack album for the film of the same name. It was the second single released from the album, following "Freddie's Dead (Theme From Superfly)". The lyrics celebrate the craftiness and determinaton of the film's main character. The song plays over the film's closing credits.

    The bassline and the rototom percussion break from the song's introduction (performed by Joseph "Lucky" Scott and "Master" Henry Gibson, respectively) have repeatedly been sampled in songs including The Beastie Boys' "Egg Man" and The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready to Die Intro". Mayfield himself sampled the original song in "Superfly 1990", a duet he recorded with Ice-T.