Tag 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 – Kanye West “POWER”


powerkay I wanted to do this for Sample of the Week as I remember how much fun I had at University in Music class when chopping this sample onto the MPC. It might be in the top 5 sampled Kanye productions ever,...


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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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Producer Spotlight – A$AP Ty Beats


ASAP_TY_Beats-570x302 Live and direct from the A$AP Mob is A$AP Ty Beats the man who caught the attention of the entire hip hop world with his production of Purple Swag and Peso, the two big hits of the A$AP compilation....


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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: Tupac & Nas


tupac_nas After The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" featured in the playlist for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony (and subsequently made our Throwback Thursday, it reminded me of Nas' song 'Street Dreams, which...


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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: The Beatles – Lady Madonna


beatles10 This week's Sample of the Week bends the rules slightly, picking a song in which doesn't technically 'sample' by definition but definitely draws inspiration from. Lady Madonna, which draws inspiration...


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SOTW: The Fugees – Ready Or Not


The Fugees at Sony NYC 28 January 1994 This week's SOTW features one of Barack Obama's favourite hip hop songs. The song Ready Or Not was a huge hit, especially in the UK, spending a number of week's number 1 on the charts. With verses from...


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Sample of the Week – Oasis


oasis_dont_look_back_in_anger_940 Sample of the Week takes a refreshing turn into Brit Pop this week, focusing on probably one of the best British songs to come out of the 90s, which samples a song written by one of the best songwriters...


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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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