Sample

Not everyone loves the old Kanye. One queen of soul regrets lending her talents to one of his most early hits.

Nicki Minaj found herself in the crosshairs of singer and songwriter Tracy Chapman after an unreleased track was leaked to the public. Minaj has fired back at Chapman, saying that while she did use the sample, the song was never sold and thus she doesn’t have to pay up.

Sister Nancy and her classic “Bam Bam” track has been sampled dozens of times in Hip-Hop music and beyond. In a recent interview, the Dancehall Reggae legend spoke about Jay-Z and Kanye West using the record for their respective songs while also capturing what she’s done over the course of her career.

Jennifer Lopez today drops another cut from her A.K.A album. “Troubeaux” samples Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s “The Reminisce Over You” and features the Queensbridge MC, Nas.

Eight years later, Kanye West is still being chased by the gold diggers. This time however, it’s over a sample featured in his 2005 classic hit single “Gold Digger.”

Wale is a rarity in Hip-Hop, an official comeback kid. The DC representing rapper and MMG team member drops “Freedom Of Speech,” the lead single from his forthcoming Folarin project. 

Pac Div get busy over a sultry old-school groove on “Gimme What You Got.” The sample that Mibbs, Be Young and Like rock over here is Keni Burke’s classic “Keep Risin To The Top,” which was popularly flipped by Pete Rock for Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “Take You There” as well as Buckwild for […]