SAMPLE: Tha Alkaholiks’ Sample Of Stevie Wonder (1997)

We’ve taken a look at Tha Alkaholiks’ “All Night” sampling Stevie Wonder’s “Too High”. Stevie features prominently in every producer’s music collection. That invariably leads to sampling once in a while – or a lot. “Too High”, from his 1976 classic Innervisions, has been sampled on at least 8 tracks WhoSampled can account for. The majority are from the world of hip hop but one…

INTERVIEW: Latyrx

We interviewed hip hop duo Latyrx. A sixteen year gap between albums isn’t that common within the realms of hip hop but for Latyrx, the timing was perfect to drop their sophomore offering, The Second Album. We caught up with Lateef and discussed what the reasons for the “hiatus” and what we should expect from the album. Sampleface: Some of our readers might not have…

When Facebook Does Hip Hop Snobbery: An Opinion

Sampleface’s very own Delta Ellisor expresses her thoughts on hip hop snobbery, complaining less and discovering better music. During one of my recent and ill-advised forays into my Facebook timeline, I was faced with this fairly rudimentary image (above), posted by my long suffering partner. The picture was posted in reference to me, only to say that I was different to this perceived image of…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #25: Freddie Hubbard – Windjammer

Freddie Hubbard’s Windjammer is our Song For Sunday. First of all, we’d like to acknowledge what would have been Freddie Hubbard’s 75th birthday today. Those of you who know Tribe’s Sucka Nigga will know the main sample was from his classic composition Red Clay. Today though, we’ve chosen something from his 70s jazz funk collection for this week’s Song For Sunday. Taken from one of…