The Sample Axis Podcast

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Music Sampling. Throwback Music. All things in-between. Talk to us: @SampleAxisPod and sampleaxis1@gmail.com

Episode Date
72. Sample of the Year, Last Last.
00:49:27
Conversation around Burna Boy sampling Toni Braxton on Last Last.
Nov 06, 2022
71. Ad Music: I Wish I Knew Joromi
00:58:08
This episode discusses the musical history of songs featured in two popular Nigerian adverts - Skye Bank's Saying Yes campaign, and Star Nigeria at 60 campaign. Songs include: I Wish I Knew How To Be Free by Dr. Billy Taylor, covered by Nina Simone and Lighthouse Family at different times. Sir Victor Uwaifo's Joromi employed in Nigerian Breweries' Star Beer at 60 campaign. We hope that you enjoy this. Share with others.
Oct 16, 2022
70. Ludwig van Beethoven for the Kids
00:55:11
This episode features the piano piece by Beethoven called Fur Elise and how the music was sampled on Nas' hit record, I Can. Also, part 2 is Meek Mill sampling Hate Me Now, also by Nas. Enjoy.
Sep 20, 2022
69. Pasuma, Akon, Bobby Vinton ft Adams Murphy
01:03:03
Our pairs for today cover Pasuma sampling Akon's Belly Dancer on Akọrin De from his Fuji Motion album and Akon sampling Bobby Vinton's Mr Lonely. Follow @SampleAxisPod and @NwaenieN.
Sep 05, 2022
68. Be The One; Be My Man
00:50:49
This episode discusses Davido's 1 Milli sampling a progression on Dua Lipa's Be The One. Also Zinoleesky samples Aṣa's Be My Man on Loving you. Listen and enjoy.
Aug 15, 2022
67. Papa Wemba: Rumba, Soukous and African Music Legacy
00:57:20
This episode is about the King of Congolese Rumba, Papa Wemba. His life and music legacy. Follow us @SampleAxisPod on Twitter.
Aug 08, 2022
66. Here Comes The Hotstepper
01:02:45
This episode features MC Eiht, Alex O, Ini Kamoze, Wande Coal and Don Jazzy.
Jul 27, 2022
65. Season 5 Recap
01:04:30
Our review of the last 12 episodes. Great conversation altogether too. Listen and enjoy.
Jul 11, 2022
64. Diss Samples: Ruggedman and 9ice in 2010
01:07:40
A diss that has come and gone but music that would continue to be available to us. Ruggedman and 9ice threw lyrical punches at each other many years ago and some of the songs that helped create are discussed on this episode of the podcast. Chinaydu, a rapper affiliated with Ruggedman tapped from The Whispers' big hit "And The Beat Goes On" as 9ice told his side of the story on "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" before calling on Seriki to help with "Talk, I am Listening". Disclaimer: The story dateline about the situation between Ruggedman and 9ice may not have been told accurately in the discussion. We focused more on the samples. Listen, Subscribe and Share.
Jul 04, 2022
63. Miles Davis, Yinka Davies and Nigerian Jazz
00:47:51
It's a Sample Axis genre special episode talking about jazz music.
Jun 25, 2022
62. Denge Pose and Catch Me With a Bud
00:50:19
We dissect 2 songs that sample a Nigerian classic song, Denge Pose by Baba Fryo - A Budweiser remix by Teni x Johnny Drille and Adekunle Gold's Mercy. We also speak a little about AG's 2022 Catch Me If You Can album. Listen and share.
May 31, 2022
61. Ayé La Ba: The Legend of Ambrose Campbell feat. Dami Ajayi
00:58:52
The episode attempts to discuss a bit about the man recognised as the father of Modern Nigerian music - Ambrose Oladipupọ Adekoya Campbell. The episode also dissects his hit song, Ẹni Ri Nnkan he, sampled by Chief Ebenezer Obey. Enjoy and follow @JollyPaps1, @SampleAxisPod.
May 23, 2022
60. Eminem // Aerosmith; Common // Electric Light Orchestra
00:55:55
Another international episode.
May 15, 2022
59. Nigerian Raggae and Other Stories
00:54:06
The Reggae scene was a very big one in the Nigerian space during the late 80s and early 90s with some many superstars representing the genre. In this episode the guys talk about the culture and how important it is in the Culture of Nigerian music till date with a look at the pioneers in this part of the world leading to the early 2000s with artists like Stereoman giving it a new wave.
May 08, 2022
58. The Modim Interview
00:58:19
The Sample Axis chats with Modim on his music and finding his love for the Rock genre. Find @ModimX, @SampleAxisPod @NwaenieN and @gboyega_adeoya on Twitter. Send us feedback on sampleaxis1@gmail.com.
May 01, 2022
54. Nigerian Influence in Contemporary African Music
00:38:02
We take a few samples from Tanzania and Sierra Leone
Apr 24, 2022
57. Veronica Vega // Musuliu Iṣola; The Outfields // Wyclef Jean // Ayanfe
00:59:35
On this episode the guys talk about a very interesting topic. Talking about the influence of the group from the 80s called The Outfield with their song "Your Love" that was a big banger in the mid 80s which went on to inspire Wyclef Jean with his hit in the year 2004 called L.O.V.E which sampled the song making it a hit made from a hit. We also discuss at length the story of Musilu Haruna Ishola and his eccentrics and how Apala has been kept alive in maybe one of the weirdest forms with Veronica Vega'a A Million sampling the most essential part of a song of Ishola's Soyoyo album in 2003. Follow @SampleAxisPod and share widely.
Apr 18, 2022
56. The Story of The Dready Boys from Igbo-Ukwu (Part 1)
00:38:21
This episode is about the Nigerian Raggae boy band that became a sensation in the early 90s - The New Waves. Also known as The Dready Boys. Enjoy this episode and share widely.
Apr 13, 2022
55. Jonas Blue // Tracy Chapman; Eminem // Haddaway
00:51:18
This episode we talk a lot about Tracy Chapman and the remake of her iconic 1988 hit song, Fast Car by Jonas Blue and Dakota. On the other side, Eminem's No Love featuring Lil Wayne samples Haddaway's What Is Love? Enjoy and share.
Apr 03, 2022
53. Ijo Soul; Orlando Julius and James Brown for The Culture
01:11:33
Back in 1966, Nigerian Afrobeat Legend, Orlando Julius Ekemọde did an interpolation of James Brown's global smash hit, I Feel Good. We discuss the connections plus other stories. Listen and share the podcast.
Mar 27, 2022
52. Season 4 Recap
00:45:19
A recap of the last 12 episodes.
Mar 14, 2022
51. The Paybac Iboro Interview
01:08:26
We interview the self-acclaimed West African Goat of hiphop music - Paybac Iboro as we talk about his early influences, albums and dealing with depression. Listen and share widely. Follow us on Twitter @SampleAxisPod, @gboyega_adeoya and @NwaenieN.
Mar 06, 2022
50. The Special 50 (Part 2)
01:03:34
This is the concluding part of the golden jubilee episode.. Whatever that means.
Mar 01, 2022
50. The Special 50. (Part 1)
01:24:33
The guys pick out and discuss 50 special songs around the world and over the longest time. Enjoy this episode after our very long break and please share in your circle. Follow @SampleAxisPod on Twitter.
Feb 22, 2022
49. Jim Rex Lawson's Sawale + Remakes by Alex Zitto and Flavour
00:50:33
Cardinal Jim Rex Lawson is a Nigerian highlife legend. We attempt to review some of his music and part of his story. His 1969* his song, Sawale remains a Nigerian classic and this episode examines samples of the as done by Alex Zitto on Walakolombo and by Flavour on Nwa Baby, decades later.Cardinal Jim Rex Lawson is a Nigerian highlife legend. We attempt to review some of his music and part of his story. His 1969* his song, Sawale remains a Nigerian classic and this episode examines samples of the as done by Alex Zitto on Walakolombo and by Flavour on Nwa Baby, decades later. Listen and share.
Dec 19, 2021
48. Pac BIG Diss Samples: Dennis Edwards, Siedah Garrett and David Porter
01:02:09
The episode examines 2 songs sampled by rap legends 2 Pac and Notorious BIG on 2 major diss tracks directed at one another - Who Shot Ya and Hit Them Up. Don't Look Any Further by Dennis Edwards x Siedah Garrett and I'm Afraid The Masquerade is Over by David Porter. Listen and share.
Dec 16, 2021
47. The Queen of Atrado Rhythms, Oby Onyioha
00:44:49
Oby Onyioha was a beacon of disco music with African essence and she ruled the airwaves with many of her hit songs in the 80s. We chat about her music and legacy on this episode of the podcast. Featured songs include Nigeria Is Gonna Make It, Party Party, Slow Down and Nne Nenye. Listen, enjoy and share.
Nov 28, 2021
46. Ayangba Girls Are Still Dangerous
00:44:44
We talk the refix of Busta Rhymes' Dangerous by Nigerian duo Black Reverendz in 2000. The other pair for this episode is Modenine's Mystery Girl sampling Bob Marley's Is This Love, produced by Stormatic. Listen and enjoy. Please follow @SampleAxisPod, @gboyega_adeoya and @NwaenieN. Mail us at sampleaxis1@gmail.com.
Nov 14, 2021
45. Fat Joe // Tina Turner; Eve // Yarbough and Peoples
00:52:26
Another international episode here featuring some 80s through early 2000s music. Enjoy and share.
Nov 08, 2021
44. 4:44
00:59:08
We dissect some samples on Jay-Z's 2017 critically acclaimed 13th studio album.
Oct 27, 2021
43. Flavour // Lionel Richie; X Smile // Baba Ara
00:59:58
This episode features mostly talk on Lionel Richie's discography and the sample of the song Stuck On You on Flavour's Oyi Na Tumo song. We also speak briefly on Baba Ara's music. Listen and share.
Oct 17, 2021
42. Eugene Wilde, Foxy Brown and P Square; Gotta Get You Home Tonight
01:02:55
The simple and elegant writing of Eugene Wilde back in 1984 was so good that it influenced two generations ahead of its time. Gboyega and Nelson talk about the beautiful piece of music and how it influenced then 18 year old Foxy Brown to make a hit record that would become one of her signature tunes, this also leads us down to Nigeria as one of the big guns in the early 2000s in Psquare started their sophomore album with an Intro that gives a complete vibe and production sample of the 1984 classic "Gotta Get You Home Tonight" titling theirs "Story" which gives a feel that is undeniably great for an album Intro after so many years of climbing the ladder towards stardom for the duo. Nelson and Gboyega give background stories and touch on everything interesting about these three records and their influences.
Oct 11, 2021
41. Rasqie // DMX; Remedies // Grady Harrell
00:58:03
The guys discuss the Nigerian music scene in the early 2000s with the Rasqie sample that blew the air waves at the time, coming off the hut of hits for DMX that can be said to be the starting point of the greatness that is DMX with the Swizz Beats produced song "Ruff Ryders Anthem". They also track back to 1999 to revisit The Remedies album that had Shakomo and silent jam Belinda which sampled Grady Harrell's song of the same name. Talks about the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s make up the content of this episode. Listen and share in your network. Follow @SampleAxisPod Featured Music: Jadakiss | Still Feel Me DMX | Ruff Ryders Anthem Rasqie | Soji Grady Harrell | Belinda The Remedies | Belinda
Oct 03, 2021
40. Distant Relatives from Angola: David Zé, Damian Marley and Nas.
00:52:31
On this episode, we do a pseudo review of the cross cultural 2010 album by Nas and Damian Marley. A comparison of the times for the sample on Friends. Also a back story on David Zé whose song Wawe Undenge was interpolated. Music: Bob Marley | Waiting In Vain David Zé | Wawe Undenge Nas & Damian Marley | Friends Follow @SampleAxisPod, @gboyega_adeoya and @NwaenieN on Twitter. Share widely.
Sep 26, 2021
39. Sample Axis Podcast Season 3 Recap
00:52:56
Nelson and Gboyega summarise the content of the last 12 episodes.
Sep 19, 2021
38. King Sunny Ade, Moelogo and Bunny Mack: Sweetie Penkele!
00:51:15
This episode starts with Gboyega and Nelson talking about timeless music and that opens up the conversation on the influence of King Sunny Ade and his peers. His drive from being a star in Africa to being a global phenomenon. With his sound representing the Nigerian and African culture on the world stage like Miriam Makeba and Manu Dibango. The hosts then talk about the Sierra Leone star that was referred to as a musical legend by his countrymen. The person the two leading acts have in common is Moelogo - Nigerian singer and songwriter sampling both legends with some really smart genre switching.
Sep 14, 2021
37. Fuji The Sound, Shabba Ranks and Other Stories
01:05:15
This episode begins with a talk on the influence of Fuji as a genre and a culture. We then moved one to talk about King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (K1 The Ultimate), his story from the early days and how he still influences new sounds like Seyi Vibez. We also explore the Shabba Ranks story and how a small sample by Pasuma becomes some sort of a big deal years after the recording. Twitter: @NwaenieN, @gboyega_adeoya IG: @nwaenie.nelson, @gboyegaadeoya K1 The Ultimate - Solo https://youtu.be/01N0lFOXIRQ K1 The Ultimate - Baba Seun Pupo Fun Mi https://youtu.be/zMMuk4Q2Zpg K1 The Ultimate - Awade https://youtu.be/bPTsDkztVjw K1 The Ultimate - Awade Remix https://youtu.be/gEnt98jJKDc Seyi Vibes - God Sent https://youtu.be/_BOEyGetSdA Shabba Ranks - Tingaling https://youtu.be/wH_0_pijbZY Pasuma - Orobokibo https://youtu.be/yKv4B7R3N6Y Dammy Krane, Pasuma - Ligali Remix https://youtu.be/W-0xlj24JuQ Naira Marley - Chi Chi https://youtu.be/-w0iSUtYlNg
Sep 06, 2021
36. A Tribute to Sound Sultan
00:34:42
This episode pays tribute to one of the pioneers of contemporary Nigerian music in the late 90s, Olanrewaju Fasasi, the 8th Wonder, Sound Sultan. We discuss some of his albums. Listen and share. Music used: Sound Sultan - Obalola. Sound Sultan - Motherland Remix
Aug 29, 2021
35. The Migos | French Montana
00:44:52
Nelson helps us recap some stories about The Temptations as we examine the sample of Poppa Was A Rolling Stone on Avalanche by The Migos. Also, we talk French Montana's FWMGAB sampling Hips Don't Lie. Featured songs Poppa Was A Rolling Stone | The Temptations: https://youtu.be/71l85z2bXAs Avalanche | The Migos: https://youtu.be/J0ll_stAEpc Hips Don't Lie | Shakira, Wyclef Jean: https://youtu.be/DUT5rEU6pqM FWMGAB | French Montana: https://youtu.be/mBmqToRrYI8 Follow @SampleAxisPod, @gboyega_adeoya and @NwaenieN on Twitter.
Aug 10, 2021
34. One Day E Go Better | Mike Nliam, Abay Esho and Eldee The Don.
01:08:03
In 2010, Eldee The Don dropped The Return of the King. It was his fifth album. Typical of Eldee, conscious of the situation in the country, he made a song of hope for Nigeria's future. The song is titled One Day. It's a rap song with two verses explicitly exploring the many dramatic and disturbing stories of the horror of Nigerian livelihood. The chorus was inspired by the song One Day E Go Better by a group called Safari - Abay Esho and Mike Nliam.. Enjoy this episode. Please follow @SampleAxisPod.
Aug 02, 2021
33. The Change in the Mixtape Culture in Hiphop
01:02:04
We're joined by Philip Okiokio for this episode about hiphop and the evolution we have perceived in mixtape culture.
Jul 18, 2021
32. Microsamples, Tubaba and Teddy Pendergrass
00:42:43
This episode picks micro samples from Victor AD's Olofofo and Tubaba's Outside. Featured acts on this episode: Sade Adu, 9ice and Soty. Have fun listening and share with a friend.
Jul 12, 2021
31. Sting | Shinehead | Shirazee, Sarz | Napoleon Da Legend | Englishman In New York
00:52:46
We present some stories and views on select covers of Sting's 1987 tune, Englishman In New York.
Jul 04, 2021
30. Lil Kim // Sade; Jadakiss, Fabolous // Tevin Campbell
00:59:22
Episode 30 of the Sample Axis Podcast. On this episode, we discuss first the genre-bending sampling done by Queen Bee (Lil Kim) on the rap jam "Single Black Female" which takes a part of Sade Adu’s Sweetest Taboo with help from Mario Winans giving the song a new and completely different vibe. As far as samples go this is one of the books. The second part of the episode has background stories on another rap song this time from Jadakiss and Fabolous enlisting Teyana Taylor to create the song “Talk About It” inspired by the Grammy nominated 1994 song “Can We Talk” by Tevin Campbell. Enjoy and share. Send a mail to sampleaxis1@gmail.com.
Jun 20, 2021
29. Peruzzi // Bob Marley; Yonda // Yinka Ayefele
00:53:48
The first half of this episode is some major talk on Bob Marley and Raggae music heritage. Peruzzi's God Forbid samples Stir It Up by the Raggae legend. The other part of the episode is on Afrobeats act Yonda sampling a melody from Yinka Ayefele's Mi O Mọ Jorin Lọ from the album Aspiration. Listen and share. Follow @SampleAxisPod.
Jun 14, 2021
28. Ad Music: Kanye and Katrina For Guinness and Ovaltine
01:01:53
Some big talk on Nigerian advertising through the use of popular or unique music pieces. The Guinness Ad of the early 2019s using the song Black Skinhead by Kanye West is discussed here. Ovaltine is a Nigerian beverage brand that created a kiddies song from the popular Walking On Sunshine on by Katrina and The Waves. Listen, share and please leave a feedback on sampleaxis1@gmail.com
Jun 09, 2021
27. Pac, Lyte and The Remedies: The Iconic Quincy Jones Sample
00:52:24
Talk on a number of songs that sampled the beat of the song Liberian Girl, produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson.
May 30, 2021
26. Season 2 Recap
00:59:23
We go over the last 12 episodes. Listen and enjoy.
May 24, 2021
25. 1893. G Eazy. Return of the Mack.
01:14:39
This episode starts with an Erik Satie classical, Gnossiennes 1 sampled by on G Eazy x Carnage x Thirtyrack's Guala. The other part of the episode is the return of Mack Morrison's 1996 smash hit in Provide. Listen and share this. Follow @SampleAxisPod, @NwaenieN and @gboyega_adeoya.
May 20, 2021
24. How about Lijadu Sisters and Ayra Starr and a bit about Seyi Sodimu?
00:54:41
On this episode, we discuss the celestial connection between Lijadu Sisters and rising songstress Ayra Starr. Also, Seyi Sodimu pays tribute to Ebenezer Obey on Pele Pele Remix. Listen and share. Follow @SampleAxisPod, @NwaenieN and @gboyega_adeoya on Twitter. Mail sampleaxis1@gmail.com.
May 16, 2021
21. Odunsi The Engine //P Square; DMW // Usher
00:56:34
This episode opens up on Odunsi The Engine - his musical prowess and vast musical quality. He samples P Square's Ifunaya on Falling. The other pair tackles another great record with Usher's Caught Up remade in the 2018 record by DMW titled Mind. With a rich history and talk on how influences can not be underestimated, this episode is one of many. Please listen and share. Follow @SampleAxisPod. Mail sampleaxis1@gmail.com
May 10, 2021
23. Adam Salim - Miriam Makeba - Yinka Ayefele: The Long Line of the Malaika Melody
00:59:30
A Tanzanian love song credited to Adam Salim and Fadhili William is discussed on this episode. It is arguably one of the most sampled African songs. Simple yet very iconic. We discuss Miriam Makeba's rendition of the song as well as Nigerian Gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele who made a short cover in 1999. Listen and share. Follow @SampleAxisPod, @NwaenieN and @gboyega_adeoya. Mail: sampleaxis1@gmail.com.
May 09, 2021
22. The Origins of Ṣowanbe Music: A Tribute to Tunde Nightingale.
00:59:29
This episode is a tribute to the highly respected Western Nightingale, a Nigerian pioneer traditional/juju musician. He was active from as early as the late 1940s and played at the upper echelon of Nigerian music in that era. Also, we consider a remake of one of Nightingale's melodies by Tillaman in 2014. And Yinka Oladepo, a lover of classic Nigerian music joins us for the discussion.
May 03, 2021
20. Heavy K // Phil Collins; Cassper Nyovest // Malaika
00:56:19
Phil Collins' Another Day In Paradise is the oldest of all four songs featured on this episode of The Sample Axis Podcast. The song is remade in Heavy K's 2020 lockdown hit, Uyeke which features Natalia Mabaso. The other pair is Cassper Nyovest's hiphop rejuvenation of South African pop group - Malaika's Destiny. Enjoy and share the podcast. Follow us on Twitter @SampleAxisPod.
Apr 19, 2021
19. Eddy Okonta, Old Roger, Umqombothi and Other Stories
00:56:22

This episode throws it back to the life and times of Nigerian highlife legend, Edwin Chukwuemeka Okonta because his name was mentioned as a title for a song by DJ Spinall and Reminisce Alaga Ibile. Also on this episode, DJ Neptune and Kizz Daniel sample Yvonne Chaka Chaka's Umqombothi. Kizz Daniel's No Do is also featured here for a sample of Tales by Moonlight - an old kiddies show on TV.


Old Roger songs:

Nursery Rhymes on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBEcZLsnqz0

Afro Version rendered by Chery Entafield - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4LPIdEtInw



Apr 13, 2021
17. 2 Pac // Bruce Hornsby; David Guetta // Suzanne Vega
00:58:56

The third foreign episode of the SAP features the legendary rapper and hiphop revolutionary, 2PAC Shakur. We talk about the Bruce Hornsby sample on Changes. Also David Guetta is in the conversation, regarding the Ava Max feature that sampled Suzanne Vega from 1982.

Mar 25, 2021
18. Sean Tizzle // CAC Good Women Choir; Jamopyper // Ice Prince
01:02:59

Sean Tizzle samples an iconic end-of-the-year song from 1979 done by the CAC Good Women Choir. Also on this episode, a Naija hiphop classic Oleku is sampled on a Jamopiper/Mayorkun jam.

Mar 25, 2021
16. Wurld // Sir Shina Peters; Davido // Kojo Funds
01:00:00

30 years apart, Afro Juju music in Nigeria gets recreated with a new touch by the amazing vocalist, Wurld. We also talk a bit about Davido's Fall sampling Kojo Funds' Dun Talkin. Listen and share.

Mar 03, 2021
15. Maintain//Ludacris; Sauti Sol//Dr Alban
00:57:17

We go to Kenya for this episode talking about one of the best African boy bands in recent years - Sauti Sol in connection to Dr Alban's epic number - Hello Africa. But before that, Nigerian group, Maintain made a Naija version of Ludacris and Nate Dogg's Area Codes from early Y2K. Enjoy the sample axis.

Feb 22, 2021
14. VIP Ahomka Womu // Wizkid; Nelly // Phyno
00:52:02
Back from a break, the sample axis team talk a lot on Wizkid sampling 2003 Ghanaian smash hit Ahomka Womu by Hiplife group, VIP. Also, we mention bits on Phyno doing a tiny interpolation on Nelly's Dilemma instrumental.
Feb 16, 2021
13. Season 1 Finale
00:41:25

A recap of all episodes in season 1

Feb 15, 2021
12. The Story of Eddie Quansa; The Peacock Guitar Band // Runtown
00:52:32

We explore the highlife music friendship between Nigeria and Ghana. Also featured: Runtown samples The Peacock Guitar Band's Eddie Quansa. A production sample by Killbeatz  for M.anifest's Forget Dem is also discussed.

Feb 15, 2021
11. T Jan//Omarion; May D//Hi Five
00:58:00

DJ Mustard produced Post To Be gets sampled by TJan + 2011 May D Soundtrack takes a bite off Hi Five's Kissing Game.

Jan 23, 2021
10. Biggie Smalls // Mtume; Flo Rida // Eiffel 65
00:59:04

This non-Nigerian episode analyses Mtume's Juicy Fruit sampled by Notorious BIG and the song Blue (Dabadee) by Eiffel 65 remade by Flo Rida.

Jan 23, 2021
9. Burna // Sade // Marc; Olamide // Whitney
00:51:47

This episode explores Time Flies by Burna Boy x Sauti Sol sampling Sade Adu and Marc Anthony. We also analyse Olamide sampling Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You on Baddo Love.

Jan 15, 2021
8. Sky B // Eminem; T Classic // Bruno Mars
01:00:00

Episode 8 of The Sample Axis Podcast

Jan 15, 2021
7. Laycon, Simi // Naughty By Nature
00:56:57

On this episode, we explore the details on 2 Nigerians sampling a smash hit by Naughty by Nature 27 years after. Big talk on featured projects - Who Is Laycon? and Simisola.

Jan 15, 2021
6. P Square - The Fugees, Show Dem Camp - 2 Shotz
00:53:27

P Square's early hit song Bizzy Body samples Ready Or Not by The Fugees. Also, we explore Show Dem Camp's In Case as they sample 2 Shotz and Timaya.

Dec 25, 2020
5. Dilemma, Labelle, OPP and Jackson 5
00:56:45
Jackson 5 inspired Naughty by Nature's O.P.P. with rhymes that hit nerves of both genders. Precise punchlines with swag that only the 90s guys and ladies can pull off. Patti Labelle's Love, Want and Need You helps to complete a masterpiece put together by Nelly and Kelly Rowland, with Nelly's southern vibes giving room to Kelly's crisp vocals that made Dilemma one of the biggest records of the year 2002.
Dec 25, 2020
4. How about Tope Alabi, Maintain and Magic System?
00:38:07
This episode explores a 1999 smash hit by Ivorian group, Magic System and how 2 other Nigerian acts - Tope Alabi, a gospel musician and Maintain - remade hits off the original song.
Dec 21, 2020
3. P Square and Alpha Ojini rework a Kool & The Gang Classic
00:51:36
We talk evolution of Nigerian music over the last few decades. Detailed explanation on sampled elements from the song Get Down on It by one of the biggest bands of the 80s, Kool & The Gang, as done by Pop duo, P Square and hiphop artiste and producer, Alpha Ojini.
Dec 10, 2020
2. Modenine and Zinoleesky sample Garbage on a Friday Night
00:47:53
Gboyega and Nelson talk about how music has evolved and how sampling has played a major role in the industry as a whole. Zinoleesky gets inspiration from an old record in Wale Thompson's Awade and Modenine makes a solid hiphop bite from Ayinde Barrister's Fuji Garbage.
Dec 10, 2020
1. Eldee samples Sonya Spence on I'm Leaving + Nas-Ajasa
00:33:10
The first episode of The Sample Axis Podcast talks about Sonya Spence's Jet Plane being sampled by Eldee The Don; swapping genres from Reggae to Afro Hiphop.
Dec 03, 2020