All Cleared & Uncleared Samples on 'VULTURES 1' by Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign: Continually UpdatedAll Cleared & Uncleared Samples on 'VULTURES 1' by Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign: Continually Updated


All Cleared & Uncleared Samples on 'VULTURES 1' by Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign: Continually Updated

Every single song on VULTURES 1 by ¥$ (Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign) includes samples. The album is a testament to Ye's love for the art of sampling and his sonic experimentation. The sample on 'BURN' was found and cleared on Tracklib, staying safe from the web of clearance issues around the album release. Below is a full list of VULTURES 1 samples and production credits. Followed by ongoing updates about the uncleared samples including Black Sabbath, Donna Summer, James Brown, Sly Stone, and Brand Nubian.




March 11, 2024

¥$ Vultures 1 Tracklist

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4. TALKING (ft. North West)
5. BACK TO ME (ft. Freddie Gibbs)
7. DO IT (ft. YG)
8. PAPERWORK (ft. Quavo)
10. FUK SUMN (ft. Playboi Carti & Travis Scott)
11. VULTURES (ft. Bump J & Lil Durk)
12. CARNIVAL (ft. Playboi Carti & Rich The Kid
13. BEG FORGIVENESS (ft. Chris Brown)
16. KING

'BURN' (Sample found and cleared with Tracklib)

Produced by Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, The Legendary Traxster, Leon Thomas

"If there were any doubts that the old Kanye is forever lost, then the soulful 'BURN' is a reminder of what made him such a creative wrecking ball in the first place."

—Variety (Album Review)

One of the hits of the album, 'Burn', sees the old "chop-up-the-soul" Kanye arise, if only temporarily. Speeding up a classic 70s soul record, with witty honest bars, and a catchy hook to top it all off.

But whilst the style feels like a return to previous methods, the sample clearance method is looking towards the future: with 'BURN' using Tracklib for guaranteed fast and affordable sample clearance.

With Tracklib, anyone can find thousands of gems just like 'Love Me Or Leave Me' (which is unfortunately no longer available on the site), sample it for their new track, and clear the sample worry-free, without even paying any upfront fees.

A useful tool for any artist or producer, with the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kaytranada and Yeat utilizing Tracklib just in the last year (and many more),

You can find out more here, or try Tracklib out yourself for free here.


Produced by JPEGMafia, FnZ, Sean Leon, Shdøw, Ye

Samples on 'STARS':

  • Dijon - Good Luck (2019)
  • Kanye West - Junya (ft. Playboi Carti) (2021)


Produced by Hubi, Ye, Shdøw, Timbaland, Veyis, Vinnyforgood

Samples on 'KEYS TO MY LIFE':

  • Wu-Tang Clan - Can't It All Be So Simple (1993)
  • Brand Nubian - Slow Down (1990)

TALKING (ft. North West)

Produced by DJ Camper, Edsclusive, James Blake, No I.D., Ye

Samples on 'TALKING (ft. North West)':

  • Public Enemy - Bring The Noise (1987)
  • Courtney Renà - You Don't Want No Problems, You Just Talk Like You Do! (2023)

BACK TO ME (ft. Freddie Gibbs)

Produced by 88-Keys, AyoAA, Mike Dean, Wax Motif, Ye

Samples on 'BACK TO ME (ft. Freddie Gibbs)':

  • Run-DMC - Rock Box (1984)
  • Benny the Butcher - One Way Flight (ft. Freddie Gibbs) (2020)
  • Dogma - Don't Just Fall Out of the Sky (1999)


Produced by 88-Keys

Samples on 'HOODRAT':

  • Hollywood Unlock's Jason Lee with Mike Tyson (Episode 34)

DO IT (ft. YG)

Produced by BLDTP, Chrishan, Cubeatz, Lukas, Mustard, Wheezy, Ye

Samples on 'DO IT (ft. YG)':

  • Juvenile - Back That Azz Up (Back That Thang Up) (ft. Mannie Fresh & Lil Wayne) (1998)
  • Ty Dolla $ign - I Just Wanna Know (ft. Nipsey Hussle & Cardi B) (2020)

"I'm kind of flattered that the guy chose to sample my music. (...) I'm flattered Drake done sampled my music, too, and I treated him the same way. It's all love with me…"

—Juvenile about Ye sampling 'Back That Azz Up' (TMZ Interview)

PAPERWORK (ft. Quavo)

Produced by Digital Nas, DJ Roca, DJ Vitinho Beat, Ye

Samples on 'PAPERWORK (ft. Quavo)':

  • DJ Vitinho Beat & DJ Roca - Montagem Faz Macete 3 (2022)
  • DJ Batata & MC Créu - O DJ Controla a Bunda (2013)

FUK SUMN (ft. Playboi Carti & Travis Scott)

Produced by AyoAA, Chrishan, Digital Nas, Hubi, JPEGMafia, Shdøw, Timbaland, Ye

Samples on 'FUK SUMN (ft. Playboi Carti & Travis Scott)':

  • Koopsta Knicca - Smoking on a J (1999)
  • Reverend W.A. Donaldson - Baptizing Scene (1960)
  • James Brown - Funky President (People It's Bad) (1974)
  • Secession Studios - Sad & Dramatic Violin Music - One Hundred Strings (2017)
  • Tony Joe White - Stud-Spider (1970)

VULTURES (ft. Bump J & Lil Durk)

Produced by Ambezza, Juice, Ojivolta, Rambali, Ty Dolla Sign, Wheezy, Ye, Marlonwiththeglasses

Samples on 'VULTURES (ft. Bump J & Lil Durk)':

  • Kanye West - Cold (ft. DJ Khaled) (2012)
  • Three 6 Mafia, Kingpin Skinny Pimp & 211 - Pimpin' & Robbin' (1994)

CARNIVAL (ft. Playboi Carti & Rich The Kid)

Produced by Digital Nas, Lab Cook, Ojivolta, Ye

Samples on 'CARNIVAL (ft. Playboi Carti & Rich The Kid)':

  • Kanye West- Hell of a Life (2010)
  • Playboi Carti - BACKR00MS (ft. Travis Scott) (2024)
  • ¥$ - CARNIVAL (HOOLIGANS Version) (2024)

BEG FORGIVENESS (ft. Chris Brown)

Produced by Digital Nas, JPEGMafia, London on da Track, Ye

Sample on 'BEG FORGIVENESS (ft. Chris Brown)':

  • Joe Goddard - Gabriel (ft. Valentina) (2011)


Produced by No I.D., Ye

Interpolation on 'GOOD (DON'T DIE)':

  • Donna Summer - I Feel Love (1977)


Produced by 88-Keys, Slonka, Ye

Samples on 'PROBLEMATIC':

  • Pierre Henry & Spooky Tooth - Jubilation (1969)
  • Kanye West, Swizz Beats & Jay-Z - So Appalled (ft. Pusha T, RZA & CyHi the Prynce) (2010)


Produced by JPEGMafia, Lester Nowhere, Wheezy

Samples on 'KING':

  • Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train (1980)
  • S. Maharba - Stems (2008)
  • Run-DMC - Hit It Run (1986)

The Uncleared Samples and Clearance Issues on VULTURES 1

kanye west ty dolla sign vultures 1

"On the level of Kanye in 2024 to put out an entire album with samples that haven't even been requested to be cleared, I don't think I've ever really seen that today."

—Rell Lafargue (President and COO of Reservoir Media) | Source: Billboard

The interpolation of Donna Summer’s 'I Feel Love' on 'GOOD (DON'T DIE)'

Donna Summer's estate publicly announced that, "Kanye West asked permission to use Donna Summer song, 'I Feel Love,' [but] he was denied. He changed the words, had someone re-sing it, or used AI but it's 'I Feel Love'…copyright infringement!"

Kanye West used a similar strategy to bypass clearance of a master recording for 'All Falls Down' on The College Dropout. He couldn't clear the sample of Lauryn Hill's 'Mystery of Iniquity' and had Syleena Jonhon re-sing that portion of the song. However, even for replaying music as interpolations, a producer still has to get permission from the rightholder(s).

UPDATE (Feb 15th): Following the backlash of the unauthorised usage, 'GOOD (DON'T DIE)' has been removed from DSPs.

UPDATE (Feb 24th): 'GOOD (DON'T DIE)' has been re-uploaded to Spotify. However, the credits are puzzling: the song cites RichYeRich as the performer, Brian Jamoe as the writer, there are no production credits, and the song comes with a random anime artwork.

UPDATE (Mar 4th): It's official. According to The New York Times, Donna Summer's estate officially filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign. The claim states that Ye and Ty "recorded almost verbatim the key, memorable portions of Summer's iconic song, used it as the hook for their own song, and released it to the public knowing they had tried and failed to secure legal permission from its rightful owners."

Kanye West VS. Ozzy Osbourne: the Black Sabbath sample on 'CARNIVAL'

During one of the notorious stadium listening sessions, Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign played a version of 'CARNIVAL' with a guitar riff sample off Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man,' played live by the heavy metal band at 1983's Us Festival. Kanye previously—and legally—sampled 'Iron Man' on 'Hell of a Life' off 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Ozzy Osbourne blasted Ye on Instagram, sharing: "Kanye West asked permission to sample a section of a 1983 live performance of 'War Pig' [sic] from the Us Festival without vocals & was refused permission because he is an antisemite and has caused untold heartache to many. He went ahead and used the sample anyway at his album listening party last night. I want no association with this man!”

UPDATE (Feb 10th): Ozzy and his wife Sharon Osbourne threatened legal action, stating "Kanye f*cked with the wrong Jew this time" to TMZ. Upon the album release of VULTURES 1, the sample was pulled from the album version of 'CARNIVAL.' Instead, there's now a sample from Kanye's own song 'Hell of a Life' which includes a guitar riff sample from Black Sabbath’s 'Iron Man.'

"It’s ironic that Kanye replaced the unlicensed sample of the Ozzy Osbourne track 'Iron Man' with a sample of 'Hell of a Life,' which also samples a song by Osbourne and Tony Iommi. So, he's just substituted one unauthorized Ozzy sample for another and now brought our song into the picture. In a perfect world, all samples would be approved and cleared prior to release. It is basic respect for the songwriter."

—Randall Wixen (founder of Wixen Music Publishing) | Source: Billboard

UPDATE: The list of uncleared and unapproved samples on VULTURES 1 keeps growing

According to a new Billboard report, there are many more ongoing clearance issues surrounding the album release of VULTURES 1. A representative of James Brown's estate told Billboard that the often-sampled 'Funky President (People It’s Bad)' was not cleared for use in 'FUK SUMN.'

Similarly, Reservoir Media—known for solving De La Soul's sample issues and bringing their iconic catalog to streaming platforms last year—is still negotiating the use of a sample of Brand Nubian's golden-era hit 'Slow Down' in 'KEYS TO MY LIFE.' Also, now that 'Hell of a Life' is sampled in 'CARNIVAL,' more uncleared usage comes into play: that of swamp rocker Tony White Joe and funk innovator Sly Stone, as sampled on 'Hell of a Life.'

Needless to say, this clearance process usually happens before an album is released. Keep an eye on this article for more updates about the samples on VULTURES 1 by ¥$.

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