A breakdown of the week's hottest tracks by their samples.
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".Â
This week, see who Nicki Minaj, SZA and Fat JoeÂ chose to sample in their recent releases, all of which you can find on HNHH.Â Check back every Thursday for more record breaks from your favorite artists.