This is the 1996 sample used in Mist - So High (feat. Fredo)

Screenshot: Mist - So High

So High was released to YouTube on July 4th and is quickly proving one of the hottest tunes of summer 2019.

English rapper Mist recently collaborated with fellow Brit Fredo to bring the UK a fresh summer banger that will undoubtedly be played on repeat over the coming few months.

So High racked up nearly two million views on YouTube after it dropped on the platform and is expected to makes waves in the charts having initially landed at 31 on iTunes.

The tune is sampled from an unlikely 1996 source, one that you and your friend have probably been scratching your heads trying to work out.

Here's everything you need to know about So High from the sampling track to lyrics and where the tropical video was filmed.

Screenshot: Mist - So High

 

What is the sample used in Mist - So High?

Mist has sampled a track from American singer Toni Braxton, who is now 51 years old.

The pop and R&B artist was huge in the 1990's where her 1996 album, Secrets, brought two Grammy Awards - and that was on top of the three previous Grammys her first album picked up!

Secrets also delivered smash-hit You're Makin' Me High, the song which is sampled on Mist's So High record.

You can hear the vocals clearly in the chorus:

You're Makin Me High on Secondcity

Toni's Makin' Me High record produced no.1 single's in the USA and has since been used as a sample on several occasions.

Mist isn't the first person to remix the catchy lyric with David Morales, Foxy Brown, Method Man and Secondcity all sampling the song.

In fact, Mist's sample sounds most similar to Secondcity's 2014 deep house tune I Wanna Feel, which charted at no.1 in the UK.

Here, the backing melody is re-recorded from Makin' Me High opposed to a direct sample. See if your ears can detect it... you should definitely pick up the "ooo".

Where was the video filmed?

The So High video was filmed with Mist, Fredo and his friends in Costa Rica.

Mist and the gang ride motorbikes across the paradise island backdrop, making the most of a luxury villa by filling the pool with money and bikini-clad girls.

What else you gunna do in a rap video!

Mist - So High: Lyrics

 

I get, so high

Girl you're a groupie, no need to lie

I get, so high

Get so, so high, 'til you feel to fly

I get, so high

She's so, so shy, 'til the night

Temperature ri-i-i-i-i-i-i

I was last year and I'm still the guy

 

Verse 1: Mist

Throw some sauce 'pon 'dem

So high, time to walk 'pon 'dem

Yeah I do set trends

Talk too much get sticky for you friends, send a hitta to your ends

I don't dance, I ain't movin' my feet

Ah, 'cause I'm dancin' with heat

Bad B's got my tunes on repeat

Do it with ease, out 'ere tripling P's

Back to my grindin' again (I'm back)

Writin', rhymin' again

Firing skengs, yeah it's Fred yet again

Manna put a line in your ends

Aggy, so much gold it's chavvy

'Dem man are chatty like gyally

 

Chorus: Fredo

I get, so high

Girl you're a groupie, no need to lie

I get, so high

Get so, so high, 'til you feel to fly

I get, so high

She's so, so shy, until the night

Temperature ri-i-i-i-i-i-i

I was last year and I'm still the guy

 

Verse 2: Fredo and Mist

Yo I've been stuck with my booty call, furthermore I fell in love with my booty call

Girl you got junk, know your boot is full

In the eyes of a tug that is beautiful

When I'm on tour, you know who to call

I'm in Tom Ford, this ain't suitable

Diamonds, handbags, you suit it all

Kilos, gram packs, we move it all

"Oi Mist, are you takin' the piss?" (Why?)

I swear you got a ring, that is made for a wrist

I swear I got a ting, that is made for my lips

I got a gun for him, I ain't making a diss

Gettin' so, so high, they hatin'

I can't say I don't know why

I'm feelin' scared when the po roll by (Why?)

'Cause me and the bros got a pole close by

Bang!

 

Chorus: Fredo

I get, so high

Girl you're a groupie, no need to lie

I get, so high

Get so, so high, 'til you feel to fly

I get, so high

She's so, so shy, until the night

Temperature ri-i-i-i-i-i-i

I was last year and I'm still the guy

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