Does Outkast sample?

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  1. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    Does Outkast use samples? I know a few of their songs are re-workings of a few old choruses and what not, but in general?

    I was debating with a friend, he said that the vast majority of their huge hits, classics, have nothing sampled at all, that he knew of.

    ATLiens? Elevators...Wheelz of Steel? Ms Jackson? Hey ya? The Way You Move? BOB? They all have tremendous choruses. They aren't even re-sing-ings of anything. or are they?
     


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    Does Outkast use samples? I know a few of their songs are re-workings of a few old choruses and what not, but in general?

    I was debating with a friend, he said that the vast majority of their huge hits, classics, have nothing sampled at all, that he knew of.

    ATLiens? Elevators...Wheelz of Steel? Ms Jackson? Hey ya? The Way You Move? BOB? They all have tremendous choruses. They aren't even re-sing-ings of anything. or are they?


    I['m pretty sure "The Way You Move" and "B.O.B." both get their melodies from old '80s songs, but I'll be damned if I can place them.

    At the very least, "Skew it on the Bar-B" samples Henry Mancini, IIRC.

    But Outkast/Organised Noise were really pioneers of using live instruments and sequences rather than samples.
     


  3. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    i know hey-ya was from a chord progression 3000 came up with while learning guitar.

    stankonia gives no acknowledgement of sampling in the liner notes. it's all original AFAIK.

    wikipedia has samples used in the album entries. here are a few:

    ATliens

    speakerboxxx

     


  4. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    a lot of those are incidental samples, sound effects, etc.

    compare for example Kanye's most famous choruses or hooks, they are from other existing megahit pop songs. We are talking 7 weeks at #1 michael jackson hooks.

    Outkast seems to never do this. The only time they did was for their debut, Southernplayalistic....
     


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    grundletaint Senior member

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    ah. i don't think they've ever lifted a melody. the way you move chorus sounds really familiar to me but i can't figure out what it is, if anything.
     


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    Earth, Wind & Fire Ft. Kenny G - 'The Way You Move'
     


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    wow..bumpin an almost 3yr old thread with da answer...
    :crackup:
     
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    I'm impressed he found the thread to begin with.

    Stellar first post I have to say. Trumps my few posts.
     


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    except that song actually is a cover of outkast's
     


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    Yep
     


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    Southern rap generally has less samples, Outkast is no exception. I think there are definitely some interpolated bit (rehashes of old melodies) in some tracks, but a lot of the samples are subtle. Since we're on the subject though, does anyone else recognize that "shhhwoooghh" noise at the start of ATLiens from that Alpha Centauri game?
     


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