November 7, 2011 12:18 pm Published by

In another great post from, there is an interview with Thes One of the rap group, People Under The Stairs. He talks about how he likes to challenge himself not repeat using the same beat for any his songs. He also mentions how it is not uncommon for some producers (mentioning Kanye specifically) to re-use beats. After listening to Kanye’s “Gone” (in Austin’s great last post) a bunch, I started to listen to the sample from it, Otis Redding’s “It’s Too Late.” That was followed by trying to figure out what song the beat came from, which is another cool song called “Upon This Rock” by Joe Farrell. Kanye, Common, Redman and Methodman have actually been sued for using this beat.
So the whole point of this post is point to a couple songs I have been listening to lately:


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