Haven’t done one of these Sampled Saturday editions in a while so here goes five fairly new songs that sample other songs to create something new and different.
First let’s go with Clinton Sparks who sampled The Cars “Just What I Needed”. I love the original, I kind of like Clinton’s new take on it with “She’s A Pro”. “She’s A Pro” has a catchy club-pop sound that can be played anywhere to start the party.
Flo Rida is probably the catchiest, most pop sounding hip-hop artist out there today. You could argue Pitbull as well but in terms of having a slightly more rap sound Flo Rida brings it with “Good Feeling” which is produced by Avicii and samples his “Levels” song. Immediately I downloaded this when I heard the Avicii was on this and Flo’s rapping doesn’t really hurt in how much of a banger the original is.
Next let’s go to a more old school sample with A Cultivator‘s “This World”. Not sure the artist being sampled and I don’t know much about A Cultivator except the rapping can be improved but I can’t knock the soulful sample.
Next we got Cypher Clique with “Say I” which samples Daniel Beddingfield. Sampling a pop song and turning it into an upbeat hip-hop song, I like!
Lastly comes an artist featured on a previous Sampled Saturday. This time Josh Bonney samples M.I.A. giving his hip-hop an alternative feel that some may like and some may dismiss.
If you want more samples, check out WhoSampled.com, a pretty good resource on what song gets sampled and the song that is sampling.