Some of the best hip hop songs are made from great Jazz records. You can always tell the great producers because they just don’t take a random sample from a song but they listen to the music to embody the essence of the original track. Some producers skim thru records trying to find something usable but the great thing about J Dilla is that he had to listen basically to this whole song before finding the perfect piece to sample.
Swahililand – Ahmad Jamal
Pianist Ahmad Jamal’s Swaililand is approximately 9 minutes and 28 seconds and the sample that drives De la Soul’s “Stakes is High” doesn’t even start til about 7 minutes and 29 second into the song.
De La Soul – Stakes Is High
The great thing I love about music is that a lot of times it comes back in a full circle. We have J Dilla sampling a…
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