According to Rashad, the original version of the Free P and J. LBS co-produced record "Find a Topic (homies begged)" contained a George Benson sample that wasn't properly cleared. As a result, the artist was given two options: drop the track from the album or recreate the record without the sample.
"We tried our best to play everything on the project that was sampled originally," Rashad told DJBooth via text. "That one [sample] was pivotal for the song. Some stuff you can't recreate."
Rashad eventually opted to recreate the track and substitute in the new version of the song across every service—Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal—that currently has his album available for stream, but that doesn't mean he's happy about the end result.
"[It] kinda got robbed of the song's soul taking out the sample," he said. "[I'm] probably gonna take it off."
While the original version of "Find a Topic" is no longer available for stream on any of the major streaming platforms, fans who purchased a physical copy of the album won't have to worry about the song magically disappearing from their CD.
By DJ Z, who loves to argue with you on Twitter.
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