SAMPLES, SAMPLES & MORE SAMPLES!
Personally, I enjoy listening to the classic records from year’s past. I am a music collector, so it’s always interesting to hear what producer is going to flip one of my favorite old school soul records into a hot beat. It’s amazing how some records have been actually torn apart by several producers, looped and flipped to create a whole new production sound. The late soul singer James Brown had most of his records raped and pillaged by just about every producer over the years without any compensation in most cases. Mr. Brown was not only the undisputed King of Soul, but he was also considered the King of the Hip-Hop Samples as well. With several advancements in technology over the years, music sampling has become a lot easier and harder to detect without a trained ear. Most producers take several small samples from several different songs to make one beat. With the proper overlapping, looping and skewing of these various sounds, the beats are normally seamless. When the sampling process is done well, even the original artists themselves can’t recognize their own music. This sometimes saves the new school producer from having to get a sample clearance and/or pay the old school artist(s) for the use of their music. Not every producer is so lucky though, because many of them do get caught and sued by the artists or record company for the illegal use of a sample. Back in the day when a song was found using an illegal sample it immediately pulled and never released, but the wonderful Internet has even changed that as well. In the new millennium those types of illegal records are just leaked to the public, so everyone loses except the fans of course!
If you enjoy figuring out who sampled what, then you are in for a treat today! I have provided you with not ONE, but THREE mixes of original samples for you to explore! The first is my third installment of the “SoundNexx Sample This Lessons 3” series I started a while ago. The second mix is by 9th Wonder (Justus League) and the third is by Questlove (The Roots) who has a massive vinyl collection by the way. I have posted this Questlove joint before, but it’s worth posting again! So, make sure you get all three mixes, so you can get your full overdose of original samples used in some of your favorite new school rap and soul tracks. Listen carefully and hear the track that used these samples!
Get these three mixes while you can folks!