Features tagged with "Samples"

Mac Miller Cleared Sufjan Stevens Sample on “Donald Trump” For Free

By DJ Z | one week ago
"He didn't know how huge it would be at the time."

Soul World: How the Soulful Sample is J. Cole’s Greatest Ally

By Yoh | 3 weeks ago
J. Cole and soulful, sample-based production are to eardrums what steak and lobster are to taste buds.
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DJ Khaled Clearing a Fugees Sample is Lowkey Fascinating

By Nathan S. | about 11 months ago
One of Khaled's most impressive feats was somehow convincing every member of The Fugees to clear a "Fu-Gee-La" sample.

Why This German Copyright Case is Big News for Hip-Hop Sampling

By Nathan S. | one year ago
A new court decision should serve as a powerful reminder to producers that not every sample needs to be cleared.

The Best Songs That Didn’t Make The Album Because of Samples

By Lucas G. | one year ago
From "Control" to the brand new "Grown Ass Kid," you could make a classic hip-hop album from the dopeness that an uncleared sample killed.

This Woman Cleared the Samples on Your Favorite Album, Here’s How

By Lucas G. | one year ago
We connected with a 25 year industry veteran, who has worked with Drake, Kendrick and more, to break down the business of clearing a sample.

From “Through The Wire” to “Oh Boy,” When Samples Drive the Song

By Lucas G. | one year ago
Sometimes a sample becomes the center of an entire song—just ask Kanye or The Diplomats.
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