samples

The week isn’t starting off so great for Cash Money. Birdman and Lil Wayne are in hot water for songs they sampled—and it doesn’t look pretty. From TMZ: “Lil Wayne and Cash Money sampled some obscure tracks for the songs, ‘You’ and ‘Certified.’ Seems Cash Money shorted the songwriters — ironically exactly what Wayne claims […]

Hip-Hop is a genre built on sampling. However, most young fans of the music rarely know that a drum loop on a KRS-One song was…

You might know singer and rapper Mack Wilds as actor Tristan Wilds of “The Wire” & “90210″ fame. While he does have things in common with…

So many rappers have sampled the late, great James Brown. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best songs to have taken from the…

If you can take a song that is a classic and turn it into another classic, then you, my friend, have mastered the art of…

Props to my man Aqua Boogie over at SLANGRAP DEMOCRACY for starting this but I had to update this list for MJ’s birthday.   The hip-hop…

According to several sources Doo-Wop and funk artist Jimmy Castor has died at the age of 64. Details of his death are still forthcoming. Castor found success as both a solo musician and as the leader of the Jimmy Castor Bunch. While his music spanned many genres (hence his nickname “The Everything Man”)  he was […]

The sample sleuths at HipHopIsread have apparently unearthed the sample to Lil Wayne’s latest single, “She Will.” The haunting melody, given a gangster underbelly by producer T-Minus, appears to have come courtesy of Jim Guthrie’s “The Cloud.” Listen to both tracks and tell us what you think. Let’s just hope that Weezy got the sample […]

If you’re in the entertainment business, in any fashion, it’s safe to say Quincy Jones has had some influence on you. From creating some of…

If you’re in the entertainment business, in any fashion, it’s safe to say Quincy Jones has had some influence on you. From creating some of the most memorable music in history to founding one of hip hop’s most loved magazines, Quincy Jones has done it all. WBW: Samples of History: Hip-Hop Mines Afrobeat In celebration […]

Of course one of Hip-Hop music’s greatest break beats is a jazz record. “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” by Bob James originally appeared on…