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James Brown, better known as the “Godfather of Soul,” left behind a musical legacy that still captivates listeners to this day. However, the late bandleader…

Hip-Hop is a genre built on sampling. However, most young fans of the music rarely know that a drum loop on a KRS-One song was…

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You might know singer and rapper Mack Wilds as actor Tristan Wilds of “The Wire” & “90210″ fame. While he does have things in common with…

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So many rappers have sampled the late, great James Brown. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best songs to have taken from the…

In 2009 the world lost a music legend in Michael Joseph Jackson. During his more than forty year long career The King of Pop gave…

If you’re in the entertainment business, in any fashion, it’s safe to say Quincy Jones has had some influence on you. From creating some of the most memorable music in history to founding one of hip hop’s most loved magazines, Quincy Jones has done it all. WBW: Samples of History: Hip-Hop Mines Afrobeat In celebration […]

Of course one of Hip-Hop music’s greatest break beats is a jazz record. “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” by Bob James originally appeared on the jazz fusion artist’s album Two, released in 1975. A pianist arranger and producer, James has numerous records in his catalog that have been raided by producers over the years, […]

Led Zeppelin is considered by many to be one of the greatest bands in the history of rock music, but their roots clearly lie in the tradition of the blues. Their blues influences got the best of them on a few occasions during their run in the late 60s and 70s. In 1972, the band […]