Hear The Sample Set To Kanye West’ ‘Yeezus’ [@ivanrott @hiphopisread]


For all the hoopla about how experimental and different it is Kanye West’s sixth studio effort still has a bit of hip-hop and rock within it. Noted sampler Ivan Rott (of Hip Hop Is Read) went digging around the 10-track opus and pulled some easy to identify samples from Gary Glitter, TNGHT, Wee, Nina Simone, […]

The Daily Soul: The Dramatics – And I Panicked


Every night without fail, I get an education in samples and soul via my mother. Last night was no except as for the first of the year, her flair for Bobby Womack and The Impressions continued as if nothing had changed but the day on the calendar. The same mix CDs, the same transported moments […]

The Samples Within m.A.A.d City


If you thumbed through the liner notes of Kendrick Lamar’s Interscope debut then you noticed some pretty interesting samples plucked to craft tracks such as “Money Trees”, “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” and more. Babylon Cartel’s Gianni Lee & Mike Blud picked through the material and compiled a quick mixtape composed of tracks from Janet […]

Meet OKC’s Hottest Commodity, Sweet Brown

Have we learned anything from Antoine Dodson? Well, aside from the fact there’s a career behind acting a plum fool on television? No, we haven’t have we? Hilarity knows no shame with me and given how fast viral things spread, the comedy here will last a lifetime. I’ve watched this about four times in a […]

The Outro – Jay-Z’s “9/11 Freestyle”

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, numerous tributes have occurred across the country. From the unveiling of the September 11th Memorial in New York, the memorial to those who lost their lives on Flight 93 as well as those who died at the Pentagon, the entire country has been […]

The Outro – Lil Wayne’s Original “Takeover”

Let’s go back to 2004, shall we? The summer in bits and pieces belonged to a then underrated Lil Wayne who decided it was best to quit playing around with rapping and make things seem serious on his end. Obviously, no one in Cash Money knew what the Tha Carter would evolve into today at […]

Knockin’ Off Dust: Dreams Money Can Buy

A few days ago, Drake unleashed “Dreams Money Can Buy” and obviously people pointed hard towards the alleged Jay-Z diss in the song (which it wasn’t). Since we don’t play into reaches, we’ll go ahead and pull the sample from under Noah “40″ Shebib‘s production template. That revolving “Don’t f*ck with me” line stands out […]

Sample Set: Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4Eva (Pt. 1)

Big K.R.I.T. has had numerous words said about him between these web pages, enough for a shrine if I wanted to. While the bulk of Return of 4Eva is built upon his southern drawl and penchant for a trunk rattling mix of street gospel and anthemic overtones, it’s the old school soul that prefaces all […]

EP: Jett I. Masstyr – Relationsh*t (Instrumentals & Samples)

As a sucker for sample sets, I couldn’t blame anyone for immediately wanting hasHBrown‘s Relaitonshit in its producerial essence (c. Phonte). Lauded already for being one of Houston’s best releases in the first quarter of 2011, the rapper/producer gives everyone what they want by releasing the cache of instrumentals used to make Relationshit such a […]

Sample Set: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Unlike half of the blogosphere (alright, 90% of it) I have yet to listen to the retail version of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. With Universal sending out bogus C&Ds over Kanye’s “masterpiece” work, there’s something they can’t touch: all the samples that went into it. Thanks to Drew from Fake Shore Drive, we get […]



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