Thursday, July 05, 2007

For some reason a lot of folks seem to hate on Kanye West! Comments about his style of dress and even his rhyme skills have been negatively criticized over his career. The only thing that everybody can normally agree on is the dope production that Kanye has provided us over years. It definitely hard to deny the guys pure genius when it comes to making hot beats. Artists from all genres of music seem to be checking for Mr. West. When you actually review his discography you quickly realize that this dude has worked with just about everybody that is anybody in the hip-hop music game. Not being afraid to take challenging risk when it comes to creating his own production sound has paid off for him tremendously in my personal opinion. Not only does it keep his production sounding fresh, but it also keeps everyone guessing on what he will do next! At this point in his career, Kanye seems to be one step ahead of his peers. While many newer hip-hop producers seem to have gone stale in the creativity department, Kanye West keeps reinventing his sound with each project he works on. Like most new school producers today, he relies his technique of music sampling to create his beats. With production sampling being so popular these days, it's hard not to hear the same sample used several times by different producers. Kanye is a master at speeding up and slowing down his samples of choice perfectly, so sometimes it's difficult for untrained ears to hear what sample is actually being used? Clever indeed, but today I will be shedding some light on a few of his beats by revealing the original sample that he used to make it.

Checkout the diversity of this sample selection I've provided for you today. Kanye will take a sample from just about anything, and I think that's why most folks dig his unique production in the first place?


Jay-Z - Lucifer uses this original sample: Max Romeo - I Chase The Devil

Twista - Overnight Celebrity uses this original sample: Lenny Williams - You Know I Love You

Kanye West - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly uses this sample - Al Green - I Wish U Were Here

Kanye West - Stronger uses this original sample: Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger

CRS (Kanye, Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell) - Us Placers uses this sample: Thom Yorke - The Eraser

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