samples

Hip-Hop is a genre built on sampling. However, most young fans of the music rarely know that a drum loop on a KRS-One song was originally heard on a James Brown record. Since the youth need to be educated sometimes, Eclectic Method put together a video that details some of the most famous samples in […]

You might know singer and rapper Mack Wilds as actor Tristan Wilds of “The Wire” & “90210” fame. While he does have things in common with Drake, such as being a child actor and a recording artist, the one thing he and Drake do not have in common is the way he honors the Hip Hop […]

So many rappers have sampled the late, great James Brown. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best songs to have taken from the Godfather of Soul. Like TheUrbanDaily.com on Facebook to stay updated with the latest entertainment news and original interviews! MORE LINKS ON THE URBAN DAILY 5 Reasons To Check Out “Get […]

In 2009 the world lost a music legend in Michael Joseph Jackson. During his more than forty year long career The King of Pop gave fans countless hits and he inspired countless more. Here is a sampling of artists that sampled Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. LL Cool J “Hey Lover” The Trackmasters took […]

If you can take a song that is a classic and turn it into another classic, then you, my friend, have mastered the art of sampling. And no one seems to do it better than Kanye West. Let’s take a look at 25 surprising samples Kanye has used over the years. “Mystery of Iniquity” by […]

According to several sources Doo-Wop and funk artist Jimmy Castor has died at the age of 64. Details of his death are still forthcoming. Castor found success as both a solo musician and as the leader of the Jimmy Castor Bunch. While his music spanned many genres (hence his nickname “The Everything Man”)  he was […]

Happy Birthday Barry White! 67 years ago today the Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and producer was born in Galveston, TX. White first made a name for himself as a songwriter in the 60s and 70s before reluctantly embarking on a solo career. Lucky for us he overcame his fear of performing and released his […]

The sample sleuths at HipHopIsread have apparently unearthed the sample to Lil Wayne’s latest single, “She Will.” The haunting melody, given a gangster underbelly by producer T-Minus, appears to have come courtesy of Jim Guthrie’s “The Cloud.” Listen to both tracks and tell us what you think. Let’s just hope that Weezy got the sample […]

If you’re in the entertainment business, in any fashion, it’s safe to say Quincy Jones has had some influence on you. From creating some of the most memorable music in history to founding one of hip hop’s most loved magazines, Quincy Jones has done it all. WBW: Samples of History: Hip-Hop Mines Afrobeat In celebration […]

Of course one of Hip-Hop music’s greatest break beats is a jazz record. “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” by Bob James originally appeared on the jazz fusion artist’s album Two, released in 1975. A pianist arranger and producer, James has numerous records in his catalog that have been raided by producers over the years, […]

Rap Radar and DJ Soul are back with the follow up to their “No Idea’s Original” mixtape. The Tracklsting for the sample-fest is below so check to see if you can guess which hip-hop song from 2010 got it’s inspiration from the original song. Download No Idea’s Original 2 here. Tracklisting 1. Average White Band […]