Being the student of hip-hop that Kanye West is, it should come as no surprise that he digs deep. For the drums to his new single “Runaway,” ‘Ye put the 10 second intro breakbeat used on Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s 1992 album cut, “The Basement,” to good use. And with Pete’s said involvement in the creation of West’s new album, this one is a no-brainer. Let’s have a toast to the sam-ple!
BORROWER: Kanye West feat. Pusha T “Runaway”
LENDER: Pete Rock & CL Smooth “The Basement”
In honor of last’s night Jay-Z/Eminem show at Yankee Stadium in NYC, XXLMag.com pays homage to Hov’s “Public Service Announcement (Interlude).” The Just Blaze-produced banger is always a crowd pleaser. For it’s sample, Just swiped the same classic sample as the O.C. interlude.
BORROWER: Jay-Z “Public Service Announcement (Interlude)”
LENDER: O.C. “Point O Viewz”