This weekend, Casey Veggies and King Chip teamed up for "Lipstick On The Blunt," a track taken from Emilio Sparks, Ryan Fionda, and John Sparkz' upcoming Forever Madness (The Randy Savage EP). Like every other song that will be included on that project, "Lipstick On The Blunt" is built around a sample of a pro wrestler's entrance music; this time it's Val Venis' theme that gets flipped. Check out the saxophone-led jam below.
Elle Varner and A$AP Ferg teamed up for new heat in "Don't Wanna Dance" last week. The track begins with a sample of "I Just Wanna Stop" by The Jimmy Castor Bunch, which you may also recognize from Kanye West's "We Don't Care."
Though Cam'ron, A-Trak, Just Blaze and Juelz Santana's "Dipshits" originally debuted in May, we finally got the official audio this week. Within the bombastic production is a sample of prog-rock gods Yes, whose "Our Song" makes up the majority of the beat. It's one of the best instrumentals of the whole year, as A-Trak and Just Blaze clearly know where to look for those choice samples.
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".
This week, see who Casey Veggies, Elle Varner and Cam'ron chose to sample in their recent releases, all of which you can find on HNHH. Check back every Thursday for more record breaks from your favorite artists.