The greatest thing about sampling is the ability to not only re-imagine the work of past artists but also to take an opportunity to mix and cross genres. This is one of the things that I love about music. Not only is sampling the foundation of hip-hop, we have seen it seep into and affect musical styles across the board. You can take a house record or a funk record and turn it into something completely different.
For the next few weeks, I’ll share some new mixes on Sundae's that include some of the most innovative sampling of today. Some you may know, some you may not know. But listen and enjoy and seek out the original records! Really dope to see how producers’ minds work to be able to hear a simple part of a song that sparks a completely new idea.
Creativity is not always about the right scale or the right notes. Many times people will try to discredit the art of sampling, but if you know like I know, it’s no easy feat to make something amazing by taking multiple pieces of a puzzle to create a masterpiece. It’s a skill like anything else and J. Dilla, Kanye, 9th Wonder – are some of the best to do it. Take a listen and enjoy! #helloworld
****Also, let’s have a little fun! Tell me the name and artist of the sample from “Man of the Year” by Schoolboy Q in the comments below! And stay tuned for next week’s mix to see if you have the right answer!****