A sample-based love story between Hip Hop and Reggae
It’s been a while since I had not shared a Lazy Sunday Mix with you. I do not know about you, but I had missed it a little. It’s always nice to spend a Sunday with music, it feels good. In this issue of September, we are catching up with a Hip Hop / Reggae mix which will have the sole aim of slightly extending the summer and incidentally makes you dance a little!
Reggae and rap shares a common and inseparable history. In particular, they share the sounds systems, the emcees, the block parties, etc. Hip Hop has always had close links with Jamaica then when it samples the Reggae, we are not really surprised.
It is what DJ Gravy and Corey Chase wanted to highlight in their mixtape. They wanted to bring to the fore the connections between these two musical styles. On the same principle of The Samples of Sims who played first the original song and then the sample used in the Hip Hop track, the two DJs do, this time, the same thing but with the reggae track first followed by the sample which was used in the Hip Hop track.
In this mix you can listen to some artists such as Max Romeo, John Holt, Toots and the Maytals, Sister Nancy, etc., which were used as samples to artists like Nas, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, etc. In short, heavy stuff! It’s now time to listen to Double Barrel: Reggae Samples and Hip Hop Classics.
– Press play and enjoy your Lazy Sunday –