Da Beat Detective – Kanye West Edition

Posted on September 29, 2009 by

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I know this is normally Raph’s thing and that’s cause he knows way more bout it than me but I saw this vid at Kevin Nottingham’s site and thought it fit in well with this series.  A worth-while 10 minutes showing where Kanye (one of the lead samplers out there) got some inspiration for a variety of songs.

I think it is worth noting how diverse a selection of samples Kanye uses.  I mean these are not just popular songs from different genres, in order to do what he does he has to have such a great grasp of music in general.  I mean he can listen to a song and pick out a 5 second clip that will crossover well into hip hop? That is pretty amazing to me!