SAMPLE: Wu-Tang Clan’s Sample Of Leonard Cohen (1998)

leonard-cohen reminded us of a Leonard Cohen sample used by the Wu-Tang Clan back in 1998.

Our good sample buddies in France picked a fine Leonard Cohen flip to commemorate his passing a few days ago. The sample in question comes from Cohen’s 1974 track, “Who by Fire”, used on Wu-Tang’s “Execute Them”. There’s nothing much to the sample itself – just a straight guitar loop with a classic RZA beat over the top. As point out, Cohen samples within hip hop are quite rare so for any aspiring producers reading, this could be a great place for left-field inspiration.


About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.

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