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By now, we’re sure most of you have been giving ‘Ye’s sixth studio album multiple spins, attempting to gauge where it may fit, genre-wise and absorbing the very dark tone of the LP. Yes, the album is dark. Like 90s industrial, Nine Inch Nails dark. As one Rolling Stone writer summed it up: “at its nastiest, his makes Kid A or In Utero or Trans all look like Bruno Mars.” Some may be disenchanted by the lack of chopped soul samples, while others, like myself, may actually dig the anti-establishment, dancehall-laced, punk rock vibes of his latest outing. Either way you look at it, you can’t rule out his ear for a good sample. Peep the sample set below. No sample snitching here since all of these have been readily made available online.
Holy Name of Mary Choral Family – He’ll Give Us What We Really Need. Sampled for the soul break in “On Sight.” Can be found on the gospel compilation, The Gospel According To Budgie II by Budgie.
Capleton – Forward Inna Dem Clothes. Sampled in “I Am a God” which also uses a sample from the Bollywood film soundtrack Seeta Aur Geeta, composed by R.D. Burman.
Omega – Gyöngyhajú lány. Sampled in “New Slaves.” Omega is a Hungarian artist and the song used for the sample is considered classic Hungarian prog rock.
Kenny Latimore – Lately. Sampled in “I’m In It” featuring dancehall DJ Assassin.
Nina Simone – Strange Fruit. Sampled in “Blood On the Leaves.” Also uses a sample of “R U Ready” by TNGHT.
Pusha T – Blocka (Ackeejuice Rockers rmx). Sampled in “Guilt Trip.”
Beenie Man – Memories. Sampled in “Send It Up.” “Memories” is an interpolation of former The Impressions singer Jerry Butler’s “Memories Don’t Leave (Like People Do).