Keep Calm & Slice Samples
Keep Calm & Slice Samples
White man goes into a movie theater, kills 12, makes it out alive.
Unarmed black youth gets gunned down in the streets by a white cop who still walks free right this moment…once again.
Racism is still very much alive.
EXILE vs Jay Z
The MPC Master showcases his take on Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” & “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.” Shout out to Mississippi Mud for the cameo.
The last stage of this period, that to me was more exciting, because he really wasn’t able to communicate. Which really makes Donuts that much creepier for me to hear because all of those [samples], I’m now certain beyond a shadow of a doubt, were actual messages from him. Not just him randomly choosing stuff. If you analyze everything that’s said on Donuts—from “Workinonit,” (where the sample says I’m still working—’cause that’s the thing, he was confined to a wheelchair, he really couldn’t talk, he was half his weight. To see him would freak you out and frighten you. And then he’d press play and you’re like, “Wait a minute!” And that’s when it hits you, like, “Oh, OK, the brain and the creativity inside him are still the same even though the physicality is different.”
“[Don’t Cry],” definitely [was] for his mother. My favorite one, of course, was “Waves,” which he morphed a 10cc sample from Johnny C “Don’t Do it,” to “John Do It, John Do It,” which, of course, is his little brother, Illa J. The way he found to have messages in all the songs—even the nihilistic nature of him flipping “I Don’t Really Care,” [on “Airworks”] nothing in there was [an] accident, at all. [And] that even displayed his genius more, that he communicated via sample.
Two weeks ago Detroit rapper/producer Frank Nitt announced he had been appointed the curator of his best friend and legendary Detroit Hip Hop producer J Dilla’s music catalogue.
Around that same time he flew out to LA to pick up some of Dilla’s things, one of them being his MPC 3000, so they could be back in Detroit where they rightfully belong.
I happened to be there when he picked up Dilla’s MPC and so I shot this picture so the moment could be frozen in time.
This machine is what he was using to make beats up until his death.
Rest in peace J Dilla.
I love this video. When the day comes for me to have my own kids, I’ll definitely do my best to expose them to as many different forms of music as possible and hopefully they’ll find something they like. I’m not saying that video games and TV are bad, but you gotta admit that this is a much more creative outlet.
I know the sample is obvious but I just wanted to fuck with something that almost everyone is familiar with I thought it was kinda cool! #hiphop #hiphophead #hightimes #records #producer #art #smoke #sampling #shachandler #smokingsessions #ditc #dustyfingers #funk #goodmusic #logic #classic #cratedigger #vinyl #blunts #beatmaking #new #music #maryjane