Posts Tagged ‘Sample’

Sample Clearance: Weldon Irvine/Lupe Fiasco

May 15, 2010

“Morning Sunrise” by Weldon Irvine:

“Dear Fall” by Lupe Fiasco:

Oh and here’s Jay’s version “Dear Summer”. It actually preceded Lu’s version but for some stupid reason, I can’t get the file to play so I’m linking to it.

“Dear Summer” by Jay-Z:



Sample Clearance: M.I.A./The Clash

August 6, 2009

The Clash


“Straight To Hell” by The Clash:

“Paper Planes” by M.I.A.:

Sample Clearance: Ohio Players/Jay-Z

May 12, 2009

Ohio Players Ecstasy

Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z

“Ecstacy” by Ohio Players:

“Brooklyns Finest” by Jay-Z Feat. The Notorious B.I.G.:

Was Blind But Now I See

March 13, 2009

I realize now that J Dilla was a god. Maybe it was the frame of mind I was at during the time I first heard his beats. Or maybe it was the type of artists he was producing for that didn’t click with me but I just never really understood the praise he got. I was a little peeved that I couldn’t grasp the brilliance in him that others saw. Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn but I feel I have a pretty darn good understanding and overall appreciation of Hip Hop. So what was it exactly that those in the same elitist, snobby, pretentious league I considered myself to be in, saw that I didn’t?

Well whatever the case may be, I can safely say now that I get it. Label me a complete convert. I went from being the trouble maker sinner kid who was friends with the kids that went to Sunday school to full blown Born Again Child Evangelist. I can see clearly now the genius of the man. I just hope I’m not too late and maybe if I start repenting now, the day I make it to wherever it is you go to when you die, the Hip Hop gods will allow me entrance.

Awhile back ?uestlove wrote an amazing post on Okayplayer about J-Dilla doing what he does best. I suggest going here to read and take in the audio samples.(I’ve been listening to them for the last hour or so) Hopefully after reading it, you’ll agree to have witnessed a miracle and Dilla will have changed your life as well. RIP James Dewitt Yancey.

The “Little Brother” Beat Story

DillaJay Dee

Sample Clearance: Thank God For Preemo

February 16, 2009

Ugh, are we ever gonna get a Nas album produced entirely by Preem? Are we?! Pshhh, fine whatever. I mean all it will do is single handedly restore the east coast’s prominence in Hip Hop but who cares right? Anyways, haven’t done one of these in quite some time. Instead of the usual audio Sample Clearance post(and since I can’t find the original sample in mp3 format), let’s do it in video form shall we? My absolute favorite Nas song of all time produced by arguably my favorite producer of all time, Preemo. A church record combined with that boom-bap? Bear witness to the genius of DJ Premiere:

I honestly don’t know what the fuck this sample is:

…but the end result of just those first eight seconds is mind blowing:

“I’m like a whole lotta loot, I’m like crisp money/corporate accounts from a rich company…” -Nas

Sample Clearance: Main Ingredient/Alicia Keyes

October 2, 2008

“Let Me Prove My Love To You” by The Main Ingredient:

“You Don’t Know My Name” by Alicia Keyes:

Sample Clearance: Skyy/Too Short

May 22, 2008

“High” by Skyy:

“Short But Funky” by Too $hort: