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April 10, 2010 by


This Joell Ortiz song “Kawl Me” is actually from February, but I wanted to post it because I found a sick 90’s remix of it on Gowhere Hip Hop. It’s the same Ortiz track featured over a bunch of old 90’s tracks you’ll recognize. Hit the jump to hear/download the remix…

Da Be@t Detective: Mysterious Vibes edition

December 12, 2009 by


In this edition I’m going to highlight and discuss one of my favorite samples of all time. “Mysterious Vibes” by The Blackbyrds(1977) is one of the smoothest tracks I’ve ever heard and it plays out perfectly as a sample. The first time I heard the sample was on the track “Still Lookin” by Dom Kennedy(2008) […]

Da Beat Detective – Kanye West Edition

September 29, 2009 by


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 […]

The return of the Beat Detective

September 1, 2009 by


After a long, long hiatus I’m back with a fresh sample example. The song Yay Area by E-40 is probably familar to many West coast Hip-Hop fans. Much of the allure of the song comes from the silky smooth jazz intro transitioning into a heavy Bay beat and the repetition of the legendary line from […]

D@ Beat Detective

June 15, 2009 by


So this has been bothering me for quite some time now and despite a little bit of internet digging, I haven’t seen anybody else mention this instance of beat jacking. Kid Cudi’s first mixtape A Kid Named Cudi features a very nice track with John Legend called “50 Ways To Make A Record”, only problem […]

Da Be@t Detective

May 19, 2009 by


In an attempt to give you a better understanding of Hip-Hop, here is my idea for a new segment here at Da Wh@t: Be@t Detective. In each segment we will explore the use of samples in Hip-Hop and the phenomenon of the jacked beat. So to begin we will look at the sampling of “The […]