Category Archives: Sample of the Week

Sample Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar ft Drake – Poetic Justice [Snippet]


kendrick-lamar-good-kid-mad-city-deluxe-cover1-e1347640933501 Now, this is something special. The song hasn't even released yet and we're dropping a sample of the week on it. DopeDopeDope. Off Kendrick Lamar's debut album 'good kid, m.A.A.d city', which drops...


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Sample Of The Week: Illuminati AMS – If You Let Me


artworks-000028464080-b2pi66-original (1) If you were raised in London, your musical DNA will be embedded with 'grime beats' which include bass ridden 808's and randomly placed claps & snares (example: Rebound X - Rhythm 'N' Gash and Lethal...


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Sample Of The Week: Dom Kennedy – Dream to Me


dom-kennedy-1 The title of the song says it all. Dom Kennedy free-styling off the top of his dome over one of the calmest Hip Hop instrumentals I have ever heard is definitely a 'Dream To Me'. If there's any song...


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Sample of the Week: Al Green, Kanye West & Talib Kweli


simplybeautiful Sample of The Week this week is a bit of an Al Green special. The time we are particularly focusing on is between 2002-2004, around the time Kanye's 'Freshman Adjustment', Talib's 'Quality' and Consquences's...


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Sample Of The Week: Childish Gambino – Do Ya Like


childish-gambino-one-up-01 This is probably one of my favourite samples at the minute. The song we have under our sample spotlight this week is Childish Gambino - Do Ya Like, and I only have one question - how can such a simple...


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Sample Of The Week: The Weeknd – House Of Balloons


weeknd The ultimate mood setter. Eerie atmosphere. Thoughts bleeding and emotions spilling. The subject of intoxicating uneasiness of which Abel sings. The idea that sex and drugs can make the misery and...


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Sample Of The Week: Lil Jon ft. Usher – Lovers And Friends


lil_jon With catchy hooks and hard hitting beats, we can confidently say that during the early and mid 2000's some of the best RnB & Hip Hop was released. Take 'Lovers And Friends' for example - that sexy...


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Sample Of The Week “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit”


featured_wu A hallmark of a great producer is being able to listen to anything and flip it into a sample. RZA is perhaps one of the best in Hip-Hop at doing exactly this, and you'll find many examples on the legendary...


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DOOM – Arrow Foot (Sample Of The Week )


MF+DOOM+DOOM This weeks SOTW (Sample Of The Week) features an instrumental by DOOM, taken from his Special Herbs And Spices series. Diving straight into the breakdown of the sample; the drum loop has been delicately...


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Sample Of The Week: Rick Ross – Yacht Club


RossBlackSuit A few months after the release of his 'Rich Forever' mixtape, we thought it would only be right to take it back a few years when Rick Ross proved that he should not be ignored. The 2009 release, 'Deeper...


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Sample of the Week: Robert Akins III


feat_image Fresh from dropping his latest mixtape (on his birthday) with Locksmith Music, we thought it'd only proper to celebrate Robert Akins III's birthday (and his music) with a breakdown of one of his tracks...


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Sample of the Week: Kendrick Lamar – HiiiPoWeR


kendrick-lamar-hiiipower-produced-by-j.-cole With Section 80 still on loop at The Cypher, we thought it might be interesting to break down one of the best efforts on the record, HiiiPoWeR, which features Alori Joh. HiiiPoWeR is an extremely important...


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