On his new track "Forever," CyHi The Prynce sampled not one, but two old-school R&B slow jams, synthesizing them into a cohesive whole. As hinted by the artwork, one of the artists sampled is Jodeci, namely their song "Forever My Lady", and the other comes courtesy of Keith Sweat's "Make It Last Forever". CyHi did a great job with this one.
Samples Of the Week: February 11
Sometimes, you have to give yourself a pat on the back. Joell Ortiz knows this, as he samples some audio from Kanye West and Pusha T big-upping him in a 2010 interview with Funkmaster Flex on his latest track. Also, although it may not be a direct sample, "Appreciate Ya" has a piano line that's nearly identical to James Blake's 'Limit To Your Love". Sneaky move by those Heatmakerz.
Your Old Droog's new release, the Kinison EP, bore a ton of rock influences, from the guitar headstock on the artwork to tracks named after Sonic Youth and Rage Against The Machine. The song that sounded the most like rock, though, was "Get The Paper". It takes cues from some other white rappers with a definite affinity for rock music, Beastie Boys. Sampled therein is their song "Pass The Mic", a rap-rock gem if there ever was one.
Dipset Announce "The Pledge Of Allegiance" Tour
The Diplomat reunion continues with the announcement of a new tour, "The Pledge of Allegiance."
CyHi The Prynce, Joell Ortiz and Your Old Droog gave us sample-heavy records this week.
Last week we featured some of the game's heaviest hitters on Samples Of The Week, with Action Bronson and The Alchemist getting jiggy over a classic drum break and Drake once again paying homage to country music star George Strait. The biggest tracks this week may have had more modern sounds and not featured identifiable samples, but reliable traditionalists came through in a big way, delivering some tracks that got us nostalgic.
In their new records, CyHi The Prynce, Joell Ortiz and Your Old Droog hearkened back to '90s R&B, an old Kanye West interview and a punk-rap masterpiece, respectively. Read on to learn more about the samples that fuel their new material.