BeatSession 08|08|11

Original Samples:

Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding

This week’s sample comes from Otis Redding, one of the most influential soul artists of the 1960s. Despite his short recording career, he’s considered to be one of the greatest artist/singers of all time. He died in a plane crash at just 26 years old. Try a Little Tenderness has been included on a numerous “best songs of all time” lists. In the second verse, the drummer Al Jackson Jr. switched it up to double-time. Supposedly, no one else (not even Otis) knew that the drummer was going to switch it up when they recorded. I’m glad he did as its a great build-up to the climatic ending.

As you know, this song was sampled on on Jay-Z and Kanye’s recent release, Watch The Throne. I’m currently in NYC so I have to keep this write up short but be sure to check out generationill.com later this week for an album review. I just bought the album and plan to give it a listen on my flight back to Miami.

peace, @illa0804/@generationill

Featured Beats and Producers:

Yall Could Never Outblaze Otis by Sev Seveer (Chicago, IL)

MPC Beats by Bruce Juice (Orlando, FL)

ILLogic Typhoon DK11 by Jordan Latour (Québec, Canada)

God Forgives, Girls Don’t by 25/8 (Miami, FL)

Breaking Bad by Sideways (Portland, OR)

Beastin’ by C. Bran (Charlotte, NC)

Soothe Your Soul by Francis Peralta (Toronto, Canada)

Steak Dinner Joint by Mr. Klimatic (Toledo, OH)

Boogie by thadizzie1 (San Francisco, CA)

Love me by Jason Leary (Conway, SC)

Easier to Glare by Blackph03nix (London, England)

Not a Thing by NeV (Augusta, GA)

Wild by Dingo (Detroit, MI)

Redemption Series #4 by Chrizo (Las Piñas, Philippines)

Other Songs Which Uses This Sample:

Otis by Kanye West & Jay-Z (2011)

D.T.D. by Masta Killa (2004)

Hidden Emotions by Gravediggaz (1997)

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5 Responses to BeatSession 08|08|11

  1. Nkosazana says:

    Genius.

  2. Sev Seveer says:

    Boogie by thadizzie1 is niiiiiiiice jo! Steak Dinner is fire!!! Was also slowly overcome by Beastin by C. Bran, that joint grew on me, i couldn’t not listen

    respects to everyone! im a noob, sorry. peace!

  3. ‘preciate that Sev. Your track was bananas bro! Everybody went IN this week!

  4. Francis Peralta says:

    Easier to Glare by Blackph03nix got me groovin

  5. Francis Peralta says:

    Oh and Steak Dinner Joint by Mr. Klimatic is fire!!!

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