Category Archives: Samples

Hip Hop Samples: Check the Rhime

The beat behind the verses in Check the Rhime by A Tribe Called Quest is a sample from a Minnie Riperton tune, Baby This Love I Have. They snatched the first few seconds, so you’ll hear something familiar right when … Continue reading

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The Evolution of “Feel It All Around”

My new best friend Ozonian pointed this out to me today, and it is honestly one of the more doper things I’ve come across in August. I’m guessing most of you are familiar with Washed Out’s jam Feel It All … Continue reading

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I have to praise Fatboy Slim like I should.

I can’t believe the hook for Praise You by Fatboy Slim is a sample! He grabbed the first twenty or so seconds of vocals from Take Yo’ Praise, a funk tune by Camille Yarbrough. Thought you should know. Take Yo’ … Continue reading

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

This is one of the most surprising samples I’ve come across. I had absolutely no idea that Daft Punk used a sample to create the chorus for Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. They grabbed the first fifteen seconds from Cola Bottle … Continue reading

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Where’s Girl Talk?

He’s still playing live shows, but people have been wondering about his next release for years now. Gillis has commented on the focus of his next album a few times, mentioning several things that we should all be excited about. … Continue reading

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Madlib: Shades of Blue

Somehow, Madlib (DJ, rapper, producer, musician out of L.A.) was able to get the go-ahead from Blue Note (arguably the most famous jazz label of all time) to comb through their extensive catalogue, pick out any samples he liked, and … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Samples: Kick, Push

If you liked the post on Daydreamin’, definitely check this out. It’s Lupe again, Kick, Push, to be exact. He samples the first few seconds of Bolero Medley by Celeste Legaspi in the intro, and also loops part of her … Continue reading

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