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".Â
This week, see who Wale, BJ The Chicago Kid and Lecrae sampled on their recent releases. We were gonna include Yelawolf on this thing for the third week in a row with his take on The Doors' "Alabama Song," but decided to give some other artists shine instead.