This week finally saw the release of Chief Keef and Kanye West's long-awaited collab "Nobody." When it dropped, the first thing we noticed was its instrumental's similarity to that of another recent Chicago track: Chance The Rapper's "Lost." The connection lies in the song sampled on both tracks, Willie Hutch's "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" -- taken from his The Mack soundtrack, which also provided the sample for UGK & OutKast's "Int'l Playas Anthem." Who flipped it better?
Samples Of The Week: December 18
Wiz Khalifa definitely gave us the most unexpected sample of the week. His track "Smoke Chambers" wouldn't be as shocking were it released by Tyler, The Creator, but as we've never heard Wiz declare himself a fan of indie rocker Mac DeMarco, the sampling of his track "Chamber Of Reflection" comes as a welcome shock. Unlike many of the joints on Blacc Hollywood, Wiz's blunted bars mesh well with production that's equally (if not more) trippy. Anyone unfamiliar with DeMarco's work should definitely check him out.
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A breakdown of the week's hottest tracks by their samples.
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".