Sampling in Hip Hop Culture

Have you ever listened to a new Hip Hop hit and got the feeling that there is something familiar, that you have listened to it before although it was released just last night? The chance is you actually know the song that is used as a sample on this new song, yet the tweaks that have been done to the sample might left you thinking. This leads us to the next question. What is sampling, actually?

Top 10 Hip Hop Albums of 2018

2018 has been a great year for Hip Hop. Almost everyone in Hip Hop industry put out something, from Nas with his album Nasir, Jay Z and Beyonce’s collaboration, Kanye and Kid Cudi’s joint project, Travis Scott’s long anticipated album, to exclamations from up-and-coming rappers J.I.D, Anderson .Paak, and Denzel Curry. To celebrate the great year Hip Hop had, our team has come up with a list of top 10 Hip Hop Albums of 2018.

Earl Sweatshirt Surprises Us With Some Rap Songs

With only two musical features, two very short songs, ranging between one to three minutes per song, self produced lo-fi avant garde jazz samples, and his combination of lyrical mastery and rapping techniques, Earl Sweatshirt once again has to proof that he is not a waste of potential and rapper who has fallen down the cliff - unlike what many people had said about him.

Oxnard – Anderson .Paak’s Magnum Opus?

Riding the success of his second album, Malibu, Anderson .Paak released his most highly anticipated project to date, Oxnard. Named after his hometown, Oxnard boasts fancy list of features, from the king of hip hop Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, J. Cole, BJ The Chicago Kid, to old timers like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Q-Tip, to newcomers such as Kadhja Bonet and Norelle. The list might be one of the richest features list this year, yet those artists doesn’t take the spotlight away from .Paak. The 32-year-old consistently flows from one song to another with his unique, one of a kind voice.