Category Archives: Samples

I Want PIZZA!!!

Some genius decided to slow down “Pizza Song” by the Olsen Twins (a song they sang in one of their numerous made-for-TV movies I believe). The result is hysterical; sort of a hip-hop meets Full House meets sizzurp situation. And, … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Samples: Find A Way

My dear friend Whiskers came through yet again with a GREAT find. In a way, I almost expected it though, since we’re talking about Dilla here (he produced Tribe’s Find a Way). This is one of the more unique samples I’ve … Continue reading

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The Amen Break

The Funky Drummer is up there, but the Amen Break easily takes the cake for the most ubiquitous beat in hip hop. I came across a lengthy YouTube clip, “The World’s Most Important 6 Second Drum Beat”, which gives a … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Samples: I Wonder

Kanye sampled like crazy on Graduation. To name a few… P.Y.T. by Michael Jackson in Good Life (slowed down) Kid Charlemagne by Steely Dan in Champion Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John in Good Morning Long Red by Mountain in … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Samples: Bonita Applebum

My home girl Shelley F. Baby pointed me out to the jam Daylight by RAMP. It’s a treasure, to say the least, sampled in Tribe’s Bonita Applebum, which in turn was sampled in The Fugees’ Killing Me Softly. Out of … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Samples: Still Not A Player

To this day, Still Not A Player by Big Pun is one of my favorite rap songs of all time (along with Hey Ma, naturally). Pun basically chopped up the first several seconds of the intro to A Little Bit … Continue reading

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Can you own a sound?

A friend recently showed me this trailer for Copyright Criminals, a 65-minute documentary about the origins of musical sampling and modern copyright law. The film contains interviews with a ton of legends, including Aesop Rock, Chuck D, George Clinton and … Continue reading

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