Meka’s Soul Mix Showcase: Swizz Beatz x DJ Premier x David Axelrod

blame it on Meka December 19, 2008

While Swizz Beatz sampled David Axelrod’s “Holy Thursday” (from his 1968 album Song Of Innocence) for Lil Wayne’s “Dr. Carter,” DJ Premier actually took Axelrod’s “Smile” from the same album – the track right after “Holy Thursday,” to be exact – for Royce Da 5’9″”s “Shake This.” While Swizz utilized a more liberal loop with an added bassline for an extra kick, Primo flipped, chopped and cut “Smile” into an almost entirely new sample itself. Regardless, I thought both beats were dope (yeah, I said it: I like that Lil Wayne cut). I’ve showcased “Holy Thursday” before, but I’m bringing it back so that everyone can see what each producer did to their sample.

DOWNLOAD: David Axelrod – Holy Thursday | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: David Axelrod – The Smile | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: Royce Da 5’9″ – Shake This | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: Lil Wayne – Dr. Carter | Mediafire