Steel Pulse's Blues Dance Raid with Kanye West Image

by Dominic Bell

Steel Pulse is arguably the most popular British based roots-reggae outfit (UB 40 might be considered too pop for purists), comprising of group members of various Caribbean descents.

Steel Pulse's 1982 album True Democracy spawned a fan favourite entitled Blues Dance Raid, which was sampled in 2011 by Kanye West in his hip-hop heavyweight posse cut Looking For Trouble.

The opening lines sung by Steel Pulse in The Blues Dance Raid form the basis for the introduction of Looking For Trouble, and is further used throughout the song's instrumentation.
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