What many people do not know is that rap music’s defining feature is not the cursing, the bravado, or even the beefs — it’s the genre’s dependence on sampling other music. Ever since DJ Kool Herc began mixing up breaks from soul and disco records during Bronx block parties, hip-hop has been making music out of other music. Transforming a song into something original and great is an artform all on its own, and one that we ought to respect as much as any other.
An ignored Luyas and Twin Sister single from 2011 certainly qualifies for a “Least Expected Songs To Sample” list. But Kendrick Lamar, with definite help from Dr. Dre, actually turned “Meet the Frownies” into a SoCal hip-hop track.
Lil B is definitely one of today’s most “out there” rappers . On “Glourious BasedGod,” from his March mixtape God’s Father, Lil B hoods up M83′s“Steve McQueen” just enough with some drum machine percussion.
Caesar (Kuwait Music) Caesar is the Founder and CEO of Kuwait Music. A passionate musician and web nerd, Caesar spends most of his time thinking about how to build a healthy music business in the region Follow Caesar at the below links: