Samples

Noisey News

Teyana Taylor Says There Won't Be a "More Complete" 'K.T.S.E.'

"I guess we ain’t getting one​," she wrote on Twitter next to a damning shrug emoji.
Alex Robert Ross
7.3.18
Internet Exploring

Dissecting the 4 Most Improbable Samples on Drake's 'Scorpion'

From an unfairly underrated jazz harpist to a video from Plies, 'Scorpion' goes far beyond the most recognizable references.
Alex Robert Ross
7.3.18
Essays

Frank Ocean’s “Seigfried” Builds on the Beatles’ Production Legacy

On the one-year anniversary of 'Blonde,' we look at the album's most experimental song and its ties to '60s psychedelia.
Phil Witmer
8.18.17
Objectively Correct List

The Ten Best Songs You Didn’t Know Were Based on Samples

... unless you did, then sorry.
Ryan Bassil
7.31.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Here's How to Recreate the Smart-as-Hell Sampling from Kendrick's "LOYALTY."

Transforming Bruno Mars into a summer rap banger isn't as hard as you'd think.
Phil Witmer
4.24.17
Features

The Best Samples You Hate

Sometimes there is a song with samples that if you think too hard about them your brain will explode.
Chris Tranter
1.11.17
Interviews

Gene Brown Is the Guy Who Finds the Rare Samples for All Your Favorite Hip-Hop Songs

Questlove, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Just Blaze, and DJ Premier are just some of the legendary names who have turned to Gene Brown for sampling fodder.
Reed Jackson
3.1.16
Interviews

Ghost Hunters: Lilacs & Champagne Talk Samples and Rewrite History With Their Music

Go step by step with the also members of Om, Grails and more, delving into the samples that made their latest LP.
Jonah Bayer
5.8.15
Premieres

Hus Kingpin Teams with Roc Marciano to Go All the Way to the "Playoffs"

Through dirty drums and dusty samples...
Fred Pessaro
10.9.14