Monday, October 12, 2009

Music of the Moment - October 12, 2009 [Samples Edition]

One of the things I love most about hip hop is the use of samples. It shows a link to today's music and music from the past and can also tell a lot about the artist/producer and the song itself. It's also cool when one song is sampled to create more than one other song. But it's even more dope if the original was in a completely different genre than the songs that sampled it. That's what I figured I would showcase today. Here's an example of song song that was sampled for more than one song and the message in each of the new songs couldn't be anything further from the same.
Sample: Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover [1975]

Song #1: Tupac & Eminem - Murder Murder [1999]

Song #2: Common - Forever Begins [2007]

Song #3: Kid Cudi - 50 Ways to Make a Record [2007]
Cudi's version is probably my favorite and the closest to Simon's original. But you can definitely hear the similarites to the original in both Eminem and Common's versions. Eminem even used the drum sample again for his 2005 song Like Toy Soldiers.

Pretty dope if you ask me.
And even if you didn't.

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