As with Yeezus a few weeks ago, Gianni Lee & Mike Blud gather all the samples used on Jay-Z's new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail for a 45 minute mix for stream and download above. I'm trying to track down a full tracklist, but of course it starts with Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which Jay-Z & JT recite in the album's opening track "Holy Grail". Other artists sampled for the album, and heard above, include R.E.M., Sizzla, Johnny Guitar Watson, Adrian Younge, Mase, and Gonjasufi. Enjoy this mix to aide in your #MagnaCarta listening this weekend.
02 Holy Name of Mary Choral Family: "He'll Give Us What We Really Need ("On Sight")
03 Marilyn Manson: "The Beautiful People" ("Black Skinhead")
04 Capleton: "Forward Inna Dem Clothes" ("I Am A God")
05 Omega, Omega: "Gyöngyhajú lány" ("New Slaves")
06 Rahul Dev Burman, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey: "Are Zindagi Hai Khel" ("I Am A God")
07 Kenny Lattimore: "Lately" ("I'm In It")
08 Nina Simone: "Strange Fruit" ("Blood On The Leaves")
09 TNGHT: "R U Ready" ("Blood On The Leaves")
10 Snoop Dogg: "Down 4 My N's: "("Blood On The Leaves")
11 Lords Of The Underground: "Chief Rocka" ("Guilt Trip")
12 Pusha T ft Popcann Travis Scott: "Blocka" ("Guilt Trip")
13 Beenie Man: "Memories" ("Send It Up")
14 Wee: "Aeroplane (Reprise)" ("Bound 2")
16 Ponderosa Twins Plus One: "Bound" ("Bound 2")
17 Brenda Lee: "Sweet Nothin" ("Bound 2")
I love this time for new Kanye albums — the samples are researched, digested, then put into a mix for the saavy interwebs to enjoy. Above is the case for Yeezus, courtesy of Babylon Cartel's Gianni Lee & Mike Blud, to coincide with the album's official release today. Listen and download a 55 minute mix of all the samples used for the polarizing album above.
And polarizing is the one word I'd choose after gauging a variety of reviews from the biggest national publications to tweets and Facebook statuses. That's a whole 'nother topic for another post, but for now, enjoy Yeezus on another level... hit those samples above (do you have a favorite?) and then cross-check it with the actual album below... made available for free streaming on Spotify today. Happy Yeezy Season!