SXN80 Sample Battles: Round 2 (Em x Ye x Pac x Cole)

Started by RetiredAccount, Jul 23, 2020, in Music Add to Reading List

Which song is best?

Poll closed Jul 30, 2020.
  1. Eminem - No One's Iller

    10.0%
  2. 2Pac - Shorty Wanna Be a Thug

    25.0%
  3. J Cole - Dreams

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Kanye West - Drive Slow

    65.0%
  1. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

    Jul 23, 2020
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    LAST WEEK: Nas' The Message defeated Juice Wrld's Lucid Dreams (12-4)

    Welcome back, SectionEighty. Hip hop is notorious for sampling and many songs share the same samples. Sample Battles is a poll-based competition where we vote on which song featuring the same sample is better. Simply vote for your favorite song out of the four, the song with the most votes after one week will win. Every Thursday the previous weeks winner will be announced and the current battle will be posted!
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    Note: Drake also sampled Wildflower for his 2010 track 'Miss Me feat. Lil Wayne' however he sampled a different part of the track than these four songs and therefore wasn't included.
     
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  2. lil uzi vert stan
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    Jul 23, 2020
    Gotta say, loving this new series. Keep it up @Grimace. Some of the fellows may tease u sometimes but this is a dope effort and shows why ur a next wave legend. keep it up, and keep striving for that god flame.

    voted Kanye btw
     
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  3. DKC
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    DKC admin of SXN80, notorious marxist messageboard

    Jul 23, 2020
    Easy win for Drive Slow for me. The Pac song is great obviously, Em’s would be better as a solo song through I have a soft spot for SSEP era Em. Don’t remember what the j Cole song sounds like lol
     
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  4. WPG
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    WPG sxn80 Rory Gilmore

    Jul 23, 2020
    you can dismiss the cole off the bat. i really like the eminem verse but that song (and the flip—it’s like stock mixtape derivation) doesn’t stand up to the other two, either.

    i’m picking the pac song, because it’s a better record and came first, but this is close. i love when kanye chops and screws the beat at the end.
     
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  5. Boos
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    Boos Nova Nation

    Jul 23, 2020
    Drive Slow by 1000000000000000. One of the first Kanye songs I fell in love with. Used to blast this on my iPod mini as a 11 year old 6th grader in the fall of 2005
     
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  6. Sign Language
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    Sign Language We miss you Screw

    Jul 23, 2020
    I cosign @Boos

    The fact that he got a Paul Wall verse and DJ Screw gets mentioned makes it an easy pick for me.
     
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  7. WPG
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    WPG sxn80 Rory Gilmore

    Jul 23, 2020
    it’s amazing how, on the pac song, they add one synth line and mix the saxophone to sound like a second one
     
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  8. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

    Jul 23, 2020
    one of the best beats Pac has rapped on imo. very close between Drive Slow and Shorty Wanna Be A Thug for me.
     
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  9. The Moon Man
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    The Moon Man Out of my mind

    Jul 23, 2020
    Has to be Kanye out of the choices. Followed by Cole. Late registration was so good dammit
     
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  10. Fire Squad
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    Fire Squad Boss Don Biggavel

    Jul 23, 2020
    Em’s song was great, seemed much more comfortable in this poll compared to Cole’s lol.

    It’s very tough between Pac & Ye’s song, I personally went with Kanye’s since I love how it continues to escalate with each proceeding verse, Ye always had a gift for getting the best out of his guests (shoutout to TI’s stellar verse on the remix).
     
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  11. Michael Myers
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    Michael Myers The Boogeyman Is Coming

    Jul 23, 2020
    Definitely Drive Slow
     
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  12. Xmipod
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    Xmipod "Sorry uncle xmi"

    Jul 23, 2020
    Pretty dope idea @Grimace

    Although Kanye wins anything hes involved with sample wise lol
     
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  13. Ordinary Joel
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    Ordinary Joel Found a new way to flow

    Jul 23, 2020
    Love both Pac and Ye's flips.

    Gotta go with Drive Slow tho
     
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  14. WPG
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    WPG sxn80 Rory Gilmore

    Jul 23, 2020
    i think kanye’s verse is one of the best of his career, but it’s striking to hear how much better pac is as a performer
     
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  15. Boos
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    Boos Nova Nation

    Jul 23, 2020
    Pac has to be the greatest of all time in that sense. No question to me. He demands your attention on songs
     
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  16. lil uzi vert stan
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    Jul 23, 2020
    definitely. i always thought kanye, while def charming on the mic, was wayyy less effortless than someone like pac, who seemed borne to do it. i was just listening to 'i need a girl pt 2' and had a similar thought about puffy - theres something affected or w/e about a producer assuming the emcee role. took kanye a little bit to rly have that level of power

    edit - ofc pac had that theatrical training from childhood baked in
     
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  17. Tha Story
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    Jul 24, 2020
    I went with Kanye - purely on the strength of the C&S breakdown at the end.
     
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  18. Michael Myers
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    Michael Myers The Boogeyman Is Coming

    Jul 30, 2020
    yo @Grimace this is a nice game whens the next comin
     
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  19. The Moon Man
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    The Moon Man Out of my mind

    Jul 30, 2020
    If I could vote again, I'd probably vote for J Cole
     
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  20. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

    Jul 30, 2020
    Tomorrow I just got home today
     
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