Artist Spotlight: 10 Of The Most Sampled Music Artists In Hip-Hop
For decades the almighty sample has carried the Hip-Hop game far and wide. The works of yesteryear’s most talented artists helped craft melodies for some of today’s biggest stars, courtesy of producers who have an ear for quality sound.
12 Artists Who Legally Sampled Marvin Gaye
Depending on whom you ask, Pharrell and Robin Thicke getting peeled for $7.4 million after copying a Marvin Gaye track without permission is either justice being served or a bad legal precedent. The “Magic Man” doesn’t come cheap, but his classics can be legally sampled.
Sir Mix-A-Lot Praises Nicki Minaj For Sampling “Baby Got Back”
Sir Mix-A-Lot recently conducted a Reddit AMA where he disclosed to fans that he thought it was absolutely amazing that Nicki Minaj sampled “Baby Got Back” in “Anaconda.”
How Its Samples Made ATCQ’s The Low End Theory A Classic | Jazz Appreciation Month
In the closing quarter of 1991, A Tribe Called Quest released a game-changing LP in The Low End Theory. After garnering acclaim the year prior with the Queens, New York group’s debut, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths Of Rhythm, the trio (Jarobi had left) looked to stand apart sonically from their Native Tongue siblings […]
Wordsmiff – Bars Over Everything [LISTEN/DOWNLOAD]
Wordsmiff, a rising MC from Brooklyn, presents his debut project, Bars Over Everything. Eight tracks deep, he gives listeners a feel reminiscent of the 90’s when gritty Hip-Hop reigned supreme.
Legendary Jazz Musician Donald Byrd Dead At 80 Years Old
This is a sad day for Jazz music and Hip-Hop music. The legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd passed away on February 4, but his nephew confirmed his death today.
Sample Clearances Push Back Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y’s Live In Concert Mixtape
Let’s preface this story by saying that this is a mixtape. A mixtape! As in, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y will not be making a single penny from this free music that they are giving away (thanks a lot, Lord Finesse). In any case, the three year anniversary of Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y’s How Fly mixtape […]