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Direct Sample of Hook / Riff

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's Run This Town
The Blueprint 3
RocNation 2009
's Someday in Athens
The 4 Levels of Existence
Venus 1976
Sample appears at 1:02 (and throughout)
Sample appears at 0:00


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Tags: Greek

Main genre: Rock / Pop

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Contributed by joshyjosh (173 submissions)

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  • afterpartyth
    afterpartyth said 2 months ago:

    Kanye is responsible for the sample. http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec09/articles/it_1209.htm

  • Peameal Bacon
  • JayRobert
    JayRobert said 8 months ago:

    NO ID made most of the beat

  • Flymethodz
    Flymethodz said 2 years ago:

    I believe NO I.D made this beat

  • Ilektra Georgoutsi
    Ilektra Georgoutsi said 2 years ago:

    Although,I am a greek, I have never heard before the original song of this Rock band. I wonder how Kanye West found this song, which even in 1976, was not mainsrteam at all. Amazing song and a really good sample. Kanye's beat fits perfectly to the rock song's drum line.

  • sandroj
    sandroj said 2 years ago:

    I think he just pitched it up a bit and looped it. you can still here the snare roll from the original song every time the riff gets looped

  • sidekickbilly74
    sidekickbilly74 said 2 years ago:


    the guitar is panned to the right and the drums are to the left. when sampling, you can dissect the two stereo channels, thus getting rid of the drums and simply keeping the riff.

  • tonymasud
    tonymasud said 3 years ago:

    kanye had the riff replayed.

  • cross_fader29
    cross_fader29 said 4 years ago:

    How does he get rid of the background sounds like the instruments from the original song

  • Esa
    Esa said 5 years ago:

    Agreed, the riff at the beginning sounds more like it. I changed the timing to 0:00

  • LouisianaDude
    LouisianaDude said 5 years ago:

    Sample actually starts at the very beginning...

  • swankay
    swankay said 5 years ago:

    It sounds like he chopped it, sped it up a bit, and maybe lowered the pitch, then added some of his own drums over it.

  • djthom4688
    djthom4688 said 5 years ago:

    my thing is how do he sample it. do he use the actual sample and switch up the pitch. or does he use his own drum kit and match up the sound.

  • swankay
    swankay said 5 years ago:

    Yeah, it's in the beginning... 1:04 sounds like it, too, though.

  • freddy
    freddy said 5 years ago:

    I think it starts at the beginning as opposed to 1:04.