Abe M Beats put Kendrick Lamar’s Backseat Freestyle over a dope gospel flip and I can’t believe I missed it. You can’t beat a good gospel sample. The likes of Black Milk, Thelonious Martin, and Apollo Brown know their way around a church choir. But Abe M Beats really took the congregation to church with this one. Backchurch Freestyle is a holy mashup of Kendrick’s…

The writer and Bandcamp editor gave an inspiring interview about his career so far and his upcoming book about Kendrick Lamar. As a producer, I don’t know where I’d be without Bandcamp. My entire discography is on there and so much of the music on my iPod classic was filled with Bandcamp music. I’ve also been a fan of the writing on the site and…

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…

In the first of a new series, we take a look at the latest hip hop news and the numbers connected to them. We always associate hip hop with words, sounds and even art but never numbers but they play a part, humorously or otherwise. Here are some rap stats to get your dome around. 3/10 (or 10/3 for the Americans) – The date Black…

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…

Kendrick Lamar’s debut mixtape, “The Hub City Threat, Minor of The Year”, is now available for streaming and download. There is no mistaking Kendrick Lamar is one of the hottest rappers right now. His first two albums received critical acclaim and he’s getting spots on everyone else’s songs, left, right and centre. But now you can journey back to his teenage years and hear him…

Some deep visuals have been released for Kendrick Lamar’s Poetic Justice video. Street scenes are commonplace within hip hop videos but lately, they’ve become a lot more abstract; Flying Lotus’ short film being a case in point. Whether Kendrick Lamar took a cue from that, he’s taken it a step further with the story. The video starts with the music to Sherane AKA Master Splinter’s…

Better late than never, the team at Sampleface give you their favourite albums of 2012. So, the new year is upon us. Happy new year to you all! While Sampleface had only been up for the last few months of 2012, it’s still been great to see all the support we’ve gained since September and for that we thank you. The year has also given…