Ranking Knxwledge’s Albums From Worst To Best

We’ve put Knxwledge’s albums in order from wackest to dopest. Complex recently finished their list of Kanye West albums “from worst to best”. They revisited a topic initially posed by Kanye himself during an interview with the New York Times in 2013. Complex being Complex they messed it up and caught some heat for it (what’s that about all publicity is good publicity?) We don’t want…

Donutsample Analyses Samples on Music By Kanye, J Cole & More

Youtuber finds the samples from the works of Kanye West, Blackstar, J Cole and Kendrick Lamar. A music lover after our own heart. Youtuber Donutsample has painstakingly scoured albums from the likes of Jamix xx, Kanye West and others to showcase the samples used. Some perceive this form of analysis as “snitching”, as it’s unclear (pardon the pun) whether the samples have been used with…

Sampleface Five: Marvin Gaye Samples

Blurred Lines might be the most popular and controversial Marvin Gaye sampled-track but there have been plenty more. We picked five. One of the biggest singles of 2013 carried with it a fair amount of controversy. Blurred Lines was a staple on every medium from the jump and while the sexist lyricism did little to deter most listeners, the issues surrounding the use of Marvin…

7 Music Biopics You’ll Never See

With Miles Davis being the latest musician to have a biopic made about him, we choose 7 music biopics Hollywood probably won’t make. We’re in the era of the music biopic. In the past couple of decades, we’ve had the likes of Ray, Walk The Line, Notorious, Gainsbourg, I’m Not There, amongst many others to come including Don Cheadle’s Miles film and Zoe Saldana’s role…

33 1/3 To Publish Books About Music By Kanye West, J Dilla & Danger Mouse

Bloomsbury book series 33 1/3 are set to publish books about classic albums from the likes of Kanye and Dilla. Never heard of 33 1/3? Well, they’re “a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys“. The series was originally started by Founding Series Editor David Barker at Continuum in 2003 before moving…

Jazz Legend George Duke Dies at 67

We pay tribute to George Duke, who passed away at 67 last night, with some of his sampled tracks. It comes with great sadness to tell you that legendary jazz musician George Duke passed away on Monday night in Los Angeles, California. Duke had been treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (also known as CLL). His career spanned over five decades, starting in 1966 and ending with Dreamweaver,…