Sampling is an often controversial part of making music. It's gotten even more heated in recent years when artists have faced lawsuits just because their music sounds too much like someone else's. So for artists to protect themselves, clearing a sample is absolutely essential. For Doe Boy, the process of getting a sample cleared took a lot longer than anticipated. His new song "Way I Walk" dropped a few days ago. According to Doe Boy himself, it took 12 months to clear a sample for use in the song.
A popular remix of Jennifer Lopez's 2001 song "I'm Real" is an essential piece of Doe Boy's new track. After a very long process of trying to get his sample of the song cleared, Doe Boy was finally able to release his own track. He recently posted a video thanking both J-Lo and Ja-Rule for their help getting it cleared. “Thank you J.Lo, I appreciate it. I been begging yo a*s for a year, we finally made it happen,” he says.
Doe Boy's Thankful Video
He also posted on his Instagram to celebrate and promote the new song. “Everybody say THANK YOU @jlo. ‘WAY I WALK’ finally cleared,” he says in the caption. "Way I Walk" is the second new single Doe Boy has released this year following "Roll The Dice" with Dej Loaf. The song also got its own music video which has racked up over 100k views in just a few days.
Doe Boy had an even busier 2022 dropping two projects and dozens of features. His 19-track album OH REALLY came out earlier in the year and sports features from Lil Uzi Very, Ty Dolla $ign, Roddy Rich, and many more. He followed it up with his CATCH ME IF YOU CAN EP earlier this year. He also joined Smiley in the features list of Killy's Crazy Life Of Sin EP later in the year. What do you think about Doe Boy's new song and how long it took him to clear the sample? Let us know your thoughts on the song and sampling in general in the comments below.