A smart mixtape that breaks the samples used in the biggest Hip Hop tracks
It’s Sunday and for some months now, every Sunday, we offer you in the Lazy Sunday Mix, a new mixtape that we have carefully selected just for your pleasure and for our of course. We are like this at Cb… Vinyl Record Art, we love to share good things with friends.
Today we offer you a Hip Hop mixtape. Another Hip Hop mix you would say? Yes, that’s right, Hip Hop again, but this time, we offer you a mixtape that we qualify as smart!
The use of samples is an art, even a science. It’s about to take a small piece of an existing track and use it to make another one with. Hip Hop songs are full of samples. Sometimes recognizable from the first listening, sometimes not! Sims, DJ and active member of the NOw FUTUR collective (events planner and radio show on Rinse), draws our attention to the art of sample and to the technology it requires.
In his mixtape simply called “Sims Samples”, Sims highlights the original tracks used as sample in the most famous Hip Hop tracks. He first plays the original track and then the Hip Hop one. We can see how “Lou Reed – Walking On The Wild Side” is used as a sample for “A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It”, how “Gwen McRae – Rockin Chair” is used as a sample for “Blazhay Blazhay – Danger”, how “Michael Jackson – Human Nature” is used as a sample for “Nas – It Is not Hard To Tell”, etc.
As we said, a smart mix that only confirms what Lavoisier used to say: “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”.
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Sims, on his YouTube channel and Instagram account, shows us in small videos how samples are made. Very informative and fun, in fact, a kind of encyclopedia of hip hop sample on video, in the same style of WhoSampled but funnier!