it takes no skill that's all im saying. say what you want but the bassline on rick ross here i am, or talib kweli get by or scarface guess who's back, jay-z song cry, slum village - climax etc sounds way better than filtering the bassline already in the sample. not to mention the bassline will be clearer and you get to control what notes that are playing. if u cant play out a bassline ull never be able to do what havoc did here. the bassline in shook ones didn't come from filtering out this herbie hancock sample.
It actually sounds to me like the Shook Ones bassline does come from a low-pass.. A lot of tracks use the technique still. It may sound better to play it out on some songs, but it just doesn't fit on a lot of tracks.
Like Jay-Z's DOA has a grittier sample and they used low-pass.
It's way more common than you think, and it doesn't have to do with the talent level of the producer.