Last week as I was having a some beers in my local kafunda, I started thinking about sampling.
Sampling is when an artist takes a vocal snippet or a music loop from Old Skool song (especially those that were big hits) and repurposes it for use in their own song. For example J. Cole’s track “Adolescence” samples 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G’s “Running”.
It takes some real mastery to pull it off well. Many sampled songs are are ish ish. Their quality doesn’t come close to the original.
The use of samples is of course different from covers, even thought the two are mistaken a lot. In covers, an artist sings the same words and may use the same instrumental too. Covers are mainly used by reggae and dancehall artists. There are very few hiphop artists that do covers.
Since us DJ’s talk with our hands, I decided to perform a mix I have called #WhoSampledWho during my set on #SNMS this past Saturday.
Take a listen below and let me know what you think. Tracklist after the jump.
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- Bam Bam – Sister Nancy
- Badd – Stylo g ft Sister Nancy
- Bum bum – Kat DeLuna ft Trey songz
- True colors – Phil Collins
- True Colors – Gyptian
- Right here – SWV
- She ain’t you – Chris brown
- Africa – Toto
- Africa – Karl Wolf
- Doin’ it – Ll Cool J
- Doin’ it well – Fabolous ft Nicki Minaj & Trey Songz
- Tight Up skirt – Red Rat
- Tight up skirt – Samantha J
- Tight skirt – Tyler Himself
- Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
- Good for us – Wiz Khalifa
- Sex you back to sleep – Chris Brown
- Wankyekecha – Saida Kaloli
- Iyoo – Mckenzie ft Mun*G, Big Tril
- Back to life – Soul II Soul
- Back to life (Live it Up)- Sean Kingston
- Bedroom bully – Shabba Ranks
- Bedroom Bully – Busy Signal
- Oh what a night – Mr Vegas
- What a night – Kat Deluna ft Jeremih
- Until the end of time – 2Pac
- Faith (Until the end of time) -Sarkodie
- Bam bam – Chaka demus and Pliers
- Ikebe – Kas
- It wasnt me – Shaggy
- Pam pam – Ketchup
- English man in New York – Sting
- English man in NewYork – Criscab ft Tefa & Moox, Willy William
- Sina Makosa – Les Wanyika
- Sina Makosa – Wyre
- All night long – Lionel Richie
- All night – Busy Signal
- Ting badi malo – Gidi gidi
- Ting Badi malo (The Re-Up ) – Khaligraph ft Flex D’Paper