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.
The annual Roots Picnic is going down this year at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 31. The seventh annual event has announced the performers lined up today. Of course the Roots will be headlining, alongside Snoopp Dogg.
A lot of rappers like to drop new music when there's a holiday, and Snoop Dogg appears to be one of them. The OG has come through with some classic g-funk West Coast shit today, with his affiliate Daz Dillinger.