After months of painstaking silence, Jay Rock finally dropped a new track this week. Befitting its title, "Parental Advisory" was a gritty song that seemed to contain traces of '90s L.A. in its DNA, and as a matter of fact, it did. Sampled within are two tracks from Snoop Dogg's groundbreaking debut Doggystyle, namely the bass from "Tha Shiznit" and interpolated lyrics from "Pump Pump."
Samples Of The Week: October 16
Tyga finally released his long-awaited "40 Mill" single this week, and it opened with a sample from the Michael Bay film "Pain & Gain." The full bit that's sampled isn't available online, but in the clip below you can hear part of the Mark Wahlberg monologue they used.
Stream Gucci Mane's "Trap God 3"
Stream "Trap God 3," Gucci Mane's 11th release of the year.
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".