This week, Tyga dropped off the Reggae-flavored "We Don't Die" as a freebie. The track's Jamaican feel is no coincidence though, as it samples Bob Marley and the Wailers' "Burnin' and Lootin'," which has also been sampled by 50 Cent in the past.
A$AP Ferg hopped on a very fun remix of Girl Talk and Freeway's "Suicide" this week, his charm only adding to the Broken Ankles highlight. The track interpolates a line by KRS-One from his and Just Ice's "Moshitup," and even brings a vocal sample of the Bronx legend in midway through.
After making headlines for his recent antics at a WWE match, Wale's passion for wrestling has become common knowledge. He continued paying tribute to the sport this week with his "Razor Freestyle," which samples pro wrestler Razor Ramon's entrance song, "Bad Guy."
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 Tyga, Girl Talk & Freeway, and Wale 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.