Hip Hop Sampling

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

Samples.fr 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 Clan’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 samples.fr 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.

Leonard Cohen’s Who by Fire on Spotify

Wu-Tang Clan’s Execute Them on Spotify

(via samples.fr)

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