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By   |  20 September 2013 22:16 pm  |  
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FridayFlips

I know, I know.. this column’s been on hiatus for a minute, but we’d like to consider it more of a sabbatical than a complete absence, as rap nerdery is never truly on vacation. That said, yours truly along with our faithful compadre Nathan from Refined Hype have decided to get the ol’ band back together for another exciting edition of Friday Flips. So go on, hit the jump as we break down the sample history on Jackie Moore‘s “With Your Love” and its use on Flatbush Zombie‘s “Club Soda,” produced by Erick Arc Elliott, and Planet Asia‘s “Right Or Wrong,” produced by Evidence. Let the back flips begin…

 

Jackie Moore – “With Your Love”

 

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By   |  3 May 2013 16:21 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
FridayFlips

So.. they say that fashion trends recycle every few decades, which is probably why a lotta you jokers are runnin’ around looking’ like you raided The Fresh Prince‘s closet circa ’89. Music trends however are different, and as Friday Flips has proved so far, it seems that every ten years (give or take) an incredibly recognized sample gets recycled for both better and for worse. Being that our goal here is to put the emphasis on the positive, and dead that wack sh*t, both Nathan (of Refined Hype) along with yours truly, thought it would be fitting to take a closer look at some recycled dopeness of the past week. Therefore, this week’s Friday Flips comes in the form of track six “Everybody’s Something,” off Chance The Rapper‘s well received mixfile (note: new word for mixtape) Acid Rap, which borrows from Gap Mangione‘s classic “Diana in the Autumn Wind” sample. That said, hit the jump for week eight of #FridayFlips.

 

 

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By   |  22 March 2013 20:00 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
FridayFlips

Although the 183rd produced “Royal (Burn)” from R.F.C. (Den10 & Smoke DZA) has already blessed our rap pages this past Wednesday, the song has resurrected back onto our homepage as the Jerry Rivera “Amores Como El Nuestro” sample has become the subject of our fifth collaborative Friday Flips column with our Refined Hype brethren, Nathan S. The edutainment continues as we explore how this samples been used for better and for worse through the years, as the intro on both Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz classic “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)” back in ’97 and Shakira‘s 2004 smash single “Hip’s Don’t Lie,” all the way to 183rd’s trap fused burner that hit the net this week. So hit the jump and come get your learn on.. worst case scenario is that you get to see Shakira shake it like a salt shaker…

 
STREAM/DOWNLOAD: R.F.C. (Den10, Smoke DZA) – “Royal (Burn)”

 

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By   |  8 February 2013 18:00 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
FridayFlips

We here at Takin’ Mines have noticed a crazy trend lately in the reuse of classic samples, so much to the point that its motivated us to launch this new column that we’ll start posting every Friday, appropriately titled Friday Flips (don’t sue me Mr. Silverman). The concept here is to pick one new single every week that’s reused a recognizable sample and see how it holds up to other tracks that flipped the same sample.. easy right? When it’s all said and done, we’ll let you get the last word by voting on your favorite version.

 

So for our inaugural post, we’re gonna see how Scoop DeVille‘s flip of David McCallum‘s 1967 classic “The Edge” was used on the new Jim Jones’ joint “Green Light Go,” featuring Swizz Beatz, while taking a trip down memory lane to see how it was used elsewhere. The sample should be pretty obvious, even to you newbies out there, so hit the jump for some edutainment. #FridayFlips

 

Jim Jones (feat. Swizz Beatz) – “Green Light Go” (prod. by Scoop DeVille)

 

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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