12 Divergent Samples: Compare & Contrast

12 Divergent Samples: Compare & Contrast

HNHH takes a look at the same samples in hip-hop creating two drastically different records.

The art of sampling is no easy feat. It takes a keen ear to hear what a track develop into from a borrowed sample. Any track can contain a number of useful elements for the producer to tackle. Whether it's a drum beat, a hook, a melody or vocals a producer can take one element and use to result in, effectively, a brand new track. Many samples we hear in hip-hop are borrowed from different genres altogether. You'll see that quite a few of the tracks in this list use beats from rock and pop.
 
In this list, we take 12 samples, and see how each sample has seen producers take different elements of it make a beat of their own. We compare and contrast two records that were ultimately derived from the same starting spot, but the finish line is different.
 
Take a look, and let us know which one uses the sample the best.

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