April 1 2010
This week we are exploring samples used by Mr. Kanye West.
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In 2002, Kanye was at ( in my opinion ) his production peak. He was working with most of my favorite rappers of the early 2000s, including the prolific and talented Talib Kweli. Talib and Kanye crafted this masterpiece for Talib's Rawkus release QUALITY.
Kanye picked up this funky break and amazing vocal from the soulful Ms. NINA SIMONE. In 1965, she released her album PASTEL BLUES, which featured this amazing song...
Check out the break down at 8:30....