For Jay Electronica's introspective new track, "Better in Tune With The Infinite," the New Orleans emcee sampled from multiple sources. The track's instrumental is largely lifted from a song called "Bibo No Aozora", from the soundtrack to the Brad Pitt film Babel. The two vocal samples heard at the beginning of the cut are from an interview with Elijah Muhammed and The Wizard Of Oz, respectively.
Samples Of The Week: March 20
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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".
This week, see who Jay Electronica, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib and the Wu-Tang Clan 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.