Playlist: “Sampled”


Dilla with MPC. Photo via Okayplayer

A few years ago I stumbled upon a song by Mr. Twin Sister called “Meet the Frownies”. Kendrick Lamar sampled it in “The Recipe”. I thought it was cool. I showed the sample to a few friends; I didn’t really think much of it at the time. A few months ago, I got into the song “Bound” by the Ponderosa Twins Plus One. Kanye Sampled “Bound” in “Bound 2.” I was intrigued by how these originals, sometime classic and sometimes unknown, can be manipulated into completely different pieces of music. This inspired me to really start looking into samples and compiling them.

This playlist is comprised of sampled tracks and the songs that they helped create. The former comes first, followed by the song that samples it. The purpose of the playlist is to show where the inspiration for the music that we listen to today came from. Some samples are the whole song; some are a few seconds long. Shouts to Enjoy!

Curated and written by Van Walker 


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