When making this post all I could think of was the old NBA slogan. It’s a simple, yet honest proclamation about something you really enjoy. Check after the jump to see why I love this “game.”
A lot of people ask me what the purpose of my blog is, when there are sites out there like whosampled.com and guys out there like Kevin Nottingham and Ivan of Hip Hop Is Read who post samples and sample sets. While those sites are dope and I glean a lot from them, I reply to people that I like to add a little background info and my opinion as well. Another reason is because there are lots of records that have been sampled that haven’t been identified. I look at myself as a 21st century “crate digger,” I don’t scour through vinyl records to find samples and I don’t always have the funds to buy vinyl records to find samples, but believe me if I did have I would be at the mom & pop shop regularly. I’m a product of the P2P generation and MP3s, so I use that “crate digger” term loosely. While I doubt a great deal of people still physically crate dig I use the resources I have to try identify samples. So with the resources I have —hand me down CDs, sample sets, previous knowledge—I make do and try to share the samples I find. It’s something productive to do, it’s educational, and most importantly I love to do it.
Just look at the article I posted about the “Shook Ones Pt. II” sample, people out there still genuinely love to find samples.
The following is an example of how and why I love to write about samples and my love of music.
“Galaxy” by Mass Production was on my computer because it was sampled by 9th Wonder in “Away From Me” by Little Brother. I checked the “last played” tab and saw I hadn’t listened to it since 6/24/2009, so I let it ride. I get towards the end of the song and I hear a familiar portion of the song. I jog my memory and library and I find that the song was sampled in “Galaxy” by Blood Type and “H.O.C” by Kendrick Lamar.
I love this sh*t!
Blood Type’s “Galaxy” samples the vocals and can be found throughout most of the song.
Hit the 5:01 mark to peep the “H.O.C” sample.