Sample Like Madlib: Originals by Ashla Bhosle, The Gaturs, Z.Z. Hill & Frank Dukes


Sample Like Madlib: Originals by Ashla Bhosle, The Gaturs, Z.Z. Hill & Frank Dukes

This is a selection from the Tracklib vaults of artists as heard before in Madlib productions for Madvillain, Freddie Gibbs, and his 'Beat Konducta' series. Original songs you can actually legally sample yourself! Followed by production techniques and sampling insights on "the Loop Digga."




March 25, 2022

The Gaturs (who were sampled on Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s “Supplier”)

The Gaturs featuring Willie Tee - Wasted (Funky Delicacies, 1994)

Ashla Bhosle (who was sampled on Blu & M.E.D.'s "The Turn Up," ‘Beat Konducta in India,’ and Madvillain's "Do Not Fire!")

Inner sleeve of 'Beat Konducta Vol. 3 & 4 - In India' (Stones Throw, 2007)

Asha Bhosle is a true Indian icon who held the world record as the most recorded artist in music history. No wonder the likes of J DillaMadlibFlying LotusDJ ScratchErick SermonBlack Eyed PeasWondaGurl (for Travis Scott’s “Uptown” featuring A$AP Ferg), and GonjaSufi all sampled some of her vast catalog.

Madlib takes the crown when it comes to sampling Asha Bhosle’s music: with numerous samples for projects ranging from Madvillain (“Do Not Fire!”) and Blu & M.E.D. (“The Turn Up”), to several tracks on Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India. The album cover of that record is a take on B. R. Chopra's Burning Train; one of the countless Bollywood films featuring Asha Bhosla in its soundtrack credits.

Z.Z. Hill (who was sampled on Madvillain’s “Fancy Clown”)

zz hill fancy clown madvillain

Frank Dukes (who was sampled on Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s “Half Manne Half Cocaine”)

“I was surprised that Madlib even knew about the Kingsway library,” recalls Kingsway founder Frank Dukes. “But Egon was like, ‘Madlib f***s with you, bro. He loves the music library.’ So seeing someone like Madlib, who is one of the most revered crate-digging producers. For him to embrace the evolution of crate-digging by sampling Kingsway—that's super cool.”

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