“Samples Only” is a collection of over 180 songs that were used as samples between 2008-2018. This one is for all the sample nerds that are still digging for the originals of new music. Hear what producers like Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz, Kaytranada, Pharrell, Madlib, Boi-1da, and Zaytoven have used to create the new classic music we love by artists like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Freddie Gibbs, Dave East, Big K.R.I.T., Schoolboy Q, Jay Electronica, Chance the Rapper and more. At just under 100 minutes, this mix spans all genres, hits each decade since the 60’s and includes recreations of popular loops heard in the songs of today.
This mix is also a celebration and acknowledgement of the amazing artistry of this past decade and how much sampling is still such a creative force in music. “Samples Only” is inspired by Don Cannon, Jaycee and Gene Brown’s mixtape series “Sample Clearance” from 2006. I listened to that almost daily for two years after it came out. It helped me learn so much history about hip hop and music overall. I hope this can do the same for whoever listens. Enjoy!