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Sampled Saturday: 90’s Finest, IanJ, and K.O. Kid

April 2nd, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Sampled Saturday |

No doubt, you were watching the NCAA Final Four today since the NCAA tournament has been pretty awesome and I doubt that won’t end until Monday, when the national championship is. March Madness to April Awesome-ness I guess.

Anyways, I like these hip-hop artists mostly in how they use the song they are sampling to take their song in another direction. Honestly the samples are the nicest, sometimes just rapping over the original but in some of the songs below, you can see how they transform the original into their own.

Read more if you want ten dope hip-hop tracks that sample mostly non hip-hop songs. (more…)

Sampled Saturday *G-Eazy, Dean and Ravo, Cam Meekins, BliSS, Chris Young

March 26th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Remix, Sampled Saturday |

Not only useless but dumb! Yep that’s Kim Kardashian, my co-workers kept talking about her today so I had to post a picture that makes her look ugly. It’s been long overdue since I have done sampled saturday so let’s get right to it.

First we got G-Eazy who is one of the few rappers to sample non-mainstream indie music. I’m not always the biggest fan of chill rap songs, but the instrumentals are dope in how they flipped the original song by Jai Paul, “BTSU” to become G-Eazy’s “Kings”. Chill rap that’s different because of dope sampling and good rhymes.

Next we got Dean and Ravo with “Finally” which samples Journey‘s “Faithfully”, not the song most of you would expect. This came off Dean and Ravo debut mixtape, A to B (download), a solid debut effort but leaving me wanting more from this hip-hop duo.
Dean and Ravo – Finally (feat. Mr. Crisis)
A teenage white rapper from suburbia, yep I’m skeptical. However Cam Meekins has a couple catchy songs but also some laughable songs (“Tonight“). In “I’m Bored” he samples Jason Mraz and adds in some nice clap beats for a fairly dope song. If you like Meekins, download his latest mixtape, 1993.
Cam Meekins – I’m Bored
This song comes as a submission from BliSS who samples the melody to “Magic” by B.o.B. “Pussy Music Alcohol (P.M.A.)” is frat rap compared to “Magic” and it’s enjoyable although the original is on a different level even though it got overplayed on the radio.
BliSS – Pussy Music Alcohol
Lastly comes a hip-hop song I heard back in late January that samples indie band Cults. Chris Young The Rapper has potential (he’s under Cisco Adler’s record label) and I think he will only get better with more experience.
Chris Young X Cults – Most Wanted Remix

Sampled Saturday pt. 3 *Black Keys, NBA Jam, Shaggy & Marky Mark

February 5th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, R&B, Remix, Rock, Sampled Saturday |

I’m feeling the good vibrations. I hope you like this Sampled Saturday feature that we are officially starting here. This week I bring you a song sampling NBA Jam, a song sampling one of the best rock songs of 2010 and a song sampling the above Marky Mark single. Then Bei Maejor jumps on the hit that’s about the worst thing cheaters can say to their partner… (video links next to sampled song)

Jody Duff – Jam 94′ [Prod. by AyP] (NBA Jam sample)
The Black Keys – Tighten Up ft. MENT Nelson [Hip-Hop Remix] (sampled song)
Bei Maejor – Hit Me Up Angel (Shaggy sample)
Matt Clarke – Good Vibration (sampled song above)

*To download: right-click (PC) or control-click (Mac)*

All of the Lights orchestra cover + Sampled Saturday

January 29th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Remix, Sampled Saturday |

I talk about this all the time in posts where an artist samples another’s music: most of the time I love it, especially when the artist shows originality like Hoodie Allen and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis being two most recent examples.

Below are 4 songs that sample some dope songs, making for some dope instrumentals, good vocals and overall pretty catchy jams.

Blue Scholars – Big Bank Hank (Bibio sample)
Olu – Jetpack Shit (feat Colbie Caillat) (Colbie Caillat sample)
Professor Green – I Need You Tonight (INXS sample)
Bugus – Fly Away (Benny Benassi sample)

*To download – PC: Right-click song / Mac: Control-click song*

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Chocolate Droppa + Sampled Saturday (Grizzly Bear, Jackson 5 & Journey)

January 15th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B, Remix, Sampled Saturday |

Above is comedian/actor Kevin Hart as Chocolate Droppa, a HOT NEW RAPPER!

Also we offer potential feature, “Sampled Saturday”, on as sampling other’s music has become a huge trend. Some songs that sample we have enjoy while others are just plain covers.

However sometimes I just like hearing that original mixed into something else, which is what Kanye West has successfully done on most of his songs and many other artists have done with moderate success as well like Chiddy Bang & Hoodie Allen being two artists that come to mind.

Below are three hip-hop songs that sample non-hip-hop music to form catchy tracks.
D-Sisive – I Love A Girl (Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks” sample)
She Say Remix- Jola (Journey “Don’t Stop Believin'” sample)
I Want You Back by FiOBaby (Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” sample)

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