The Spin on Original and Sampled Tracks

Hosts, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, connect the musical dots between legendary tracks and the often lesser-known songs they sampled. Uncover how these epic songs borrow from music of the past, enriching the musical landscape for generations to come.

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Be Careful of Exes

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She’s hip-hop’s current “it girl,” plastered all over our televisions, can be heard in most of the current music on the Billboard Hot 100, has multiple Grammy nominees - and one win! - for her debut album Invasion of Privacy and can even be found in women’s make up cabinets with a lucrative collaboration with fashion icon Tom Ford. The Cardi B effect is rippling throughout hip-hop and we can’t seem to get enough this Bronx-born rapper. In this episode, Joe & Toby dive into one of Cardi B’s chart-topping hits, “Be Careful” and connect the musical dots back to another iconic Grammy winning female artist of the 90’s.

What we geek out over in this episode: The Fugees epic catalog of music, Lauryn Hill flubbing at the Apollo, Don McLean’s “American Pie” (1971), 70’s American Singer-Songwriter Lori Lieberman, a few Bob Marley hits, and (oddly enough) The Banana Splits TV show from the late 60’s.

Bonus Material: 50 years of musical connections! Featuring Cardi B’s sample of "Ex Factor" for "Be Careful", Barbra Streisand “The Way We Were” (1973) to Gladys Knight’s version and finally to Wu Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” (2009) to our featured song, Lauryn Hill’s “Ex Factor.”

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