Last week, Nipsey Hussle gave us his "$1000 album," Mailbox Money, for free. Included on there was the phenomenal track "Choke," which also featured Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug and their go-to producer of late, London On Da Track. After the beatmaker's iconic tag rings out, a quote begins playing, and you probably recognize it. It's not Samuel L. Jackson's most famous quote from "Pulp Fiction," but rather the moment when he explains the origins of his menacing "valley of darkness" monologue. Check it out below.
Samples Of The Week: January 8
Kanye West gave us the best New Year's gift possible this year: the emotional, Paul McCartney and Ty Dolla $ign-assisted "Only One." Although all the music contained in the minimal track is original, Kanye does begin the track with an interpolation of the traditional folk song "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep." Funnily enough, Joey Bada$$ interpolated lines from the same folk song on his recent track "Curry Chicken." Check out Bada$$' and the traditional song below, and head over to Kanye's site to hear "Only One" again.
Image Of Malia Obama Rocking Pro Era T Hits The Internet [Update: White House Investigating Release Of Selfie]
First family selfie shows Malia pro Pro Era.
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".