Of the two samples we've located in Big Sean's four recent tracks, the one contained in "Jit/Juke" is definitely the craziest. The song is normal enough, until Sean Don begins singing some familiar-sounding lyrics towards the end. Well flash back to the mid-2000s, and you might remember the melody he uses from Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Going Down." It's not every day that a rapper interpolates some pop-punk music, but when it happens, it's amazing.
Samples Of The Week: September 18
Another one of Big Sean's recent tracks, "I Don't Fuck With You," begins with a lush, retro sample before folding into a Mustard-produced banger. As it's co-produced by Kanye West, we like to think he was the one that dug up a slick sample of DJ Rogers' "Say You Love Me, One More Time" to open the track.
This week, Big K.R.I.T. surprised us by dropping a new mixtape, and included on there was a big new posse cut. "Drinkers Club" featured Juicy J, Rittz and A$AP Ferg, and it's built around a sample Juicy's rapped over before. Just like Three 6 Mafia's "Chickenhead," "Drinkers Club" samples DJ Jimi's '90s hit "Bitches (Reply)," creating an amazing timeline of Southern rap that can be traced through samples.
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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".