If you’ve got a couple of hours to spare, check this out. Complex presents the 50 Greatest Samples in Hip Hop History. Kon and Amir, the authors of this mega-post, do a pretty good job of keeping things simple. They present the original track (full length) give their opinion on it and how it emerged […]
The Internet is a crazy place sometimes. You can literally find anything you want. This, project lets all you laptop DJs play around with mixing a variety of samples together. Might be just the thing to whet your appetite and encourage you to get into making music for real. In B flat has been making […]
The title explains it all: some dude in Florida plays what are perhaps the ten most recognizable samples in hip-hop. However, it’s almost worth watching just for the host, who is obviously a huge fan of the music. (Edit: see below for Part 2)
The beats on Nas’ Illmatic surely rank among the most analyzed in hip-hop. Check out the video below for an audio tour of the samples used to create one of hip-hop’s greatest albums.
Hip-hop, like any art form, can be enjoyed on several levels. For those interested in perhaps its most fundamental level – beat making – there are several sites on the internet worth checking out. Some of my favourites are listed below: From Da Bricks http://fromdabricks.com/ Comprehensive and erudite, Dan Love, the author of From Da […]