Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sample Set #174

I've been planning the release of a sample set for Common's opus, Resurrection, for over a year or so but just never got around to completing the project. As chance would have it, a couple weeks back I was watching the 1991 film The Five Heartbeats and stumbled upon an audio snippet which was sampled at the end of "I Used to Love H.E.R." But best of all, the recent publication of Complex's "The Making of Common's Resurrection" by blog fam Andrew Barber (of Fake Shore Drive), Insanul Ahmed and Keenan Higgins motivated me to put the finishing touches on Sample Set #174. There's not much I can say about this record which isn't already spelled out and examined track by track in this excellent piece of music journalism. So enjoy... and as always... turn it up!!