A smooth, blunted track on CyHi's latest, "Get Money" features a pretty prominent sample throughout. First unveiled with a flip of the lyrics "Isn't it ironic all you wanna do is smoke chronic," the track samples Angie Stone's 2001 slow-burner "Wish I Didn't Miss You." This is a dope repurposing of the funky R&B cut.
Samples Of The Week: February 19
In the weeks preceding the release of Action Bronson's Mr. Wonderful, we've featured a few of his tracks in Samples Of The Week. This time, it's "Terry" that gets called up, with The Alchemist sampling an obscure '70s Indian singer named Asha Puthli. It's the guitar from her cover of Bill Withers' "Let Me In Your Life" that provides the wavy melodic accompaniment on "Terry."
Drake really pulled out all of the stops in terms of samples on If You're Reading This It's Too Late. He even samples the same song, Ginuwine's "So Anxious," on two separate tracks ("Legend" and "Madonna")... who does that? Elsewhere, Drake's producers flip cool electronic jams by Henry Krinkle, Ekali, soundtrack textures from the group Network, and Drake interpolates lines from Eazy-E's "Eazy-Duz-It," The Roots' "You Got Me" and Skepta's 2014 banger "That's Not Me." But the most blatant sample is on the closing track "Jungle," which takes Gabriel Garzon-Montano's 2014 track "6 8" and, basically, just Drake-ifies it.
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Sample flips from CyHi The Prynce, Action Bronson and Drake.
With an unexpectedly sample-heavy release from Drake blowing up your newsfeeds all week, we have a wealth of tracks to pick from for Samples Of The Week. We could've easily devoted this entire thing to If You're Reading This It's Too Late, but we thought we'd spare you another feature article on Drake. Still, one or two songs from the tape are included on here.
Elsewhere, CyHi The Prynce stayed in his classic-sounding lane with Black Histori Project 2: N.A.A.C.P., and Action Bronson gave us another Alchemist-produced gem from Mr. Wonderful. And although it's too early to include it here, Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise hit us with even more amazing samples. Let us know if you'd like to see a Big Sean edition of Samples next week.