Written by Luke Alex Davis 7:44 pm Sampling

Songs That Sample Feminists


Pitchfork has compiled a list of songs that sample speeches and other audio from feminists.

When it comes to sampling speeches, MLK leads the way (I’ve done it myself). But while his and Malcolm X’s voices may have taken prominence amongst producers over the years, it’s the voice of feminists that have added a welcome nuance. Pitchfork made up a list of tracks sampling the likes of Angela Davis, Michelle Obama, and Malala Yousafzai. Made clear was the list not being exhaustive nor “perfectly inclusive”, due to a lack of trans women and non-binary people. We’d love to know if you’ve heard any songs featuring trans/NB speeches and we’ll add them to this post.

In the meantime, head over to Pitchfork to read their article and listen to the tracks.