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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify

Getting Igor’s Attention

| S:1 E:24

Ever since he disrupted rap with his Odd Future crew in 2008, Tyler, the Creator has lit up the stage with his outrageous public persona, laid down hit tracks - one after the other - and bossed his own fashion line, documentary and self-produced videos. He even has his own flavor of ice-cream (Snowflake). Joe & Toby dig into the life of 28-year old rap sensation, Tyler, the Creator and explore his inspiration for the sounds for his chart topping track, “Igor’s Theme” (2019).

What we geek out over in this episode: Head West, Fleetwood Mac “Black Magic Woman” (1968) & “Oh Well” (1969), sounds of the 70’s from “Sentimental Lady” (1972) and it’s mondegreen, skateboards, Odd Future, Fruity Loops & Captain Crunch, horrorcore hip-hop music genre, and Tyler the Creator’s hits, controversy and beyond.

Bonus Material: Who sampled Head West’s killer drum break from “Attention”?? Gorillaz, Mac Miller and more...

Recent Episodes

View All

The Rockman and the Rocketman

Riffs on Riffs | S:1 E:25
This epic episode is comprised of two music icons… Boston and Elton John! Joe & Toby explore the sounds of “More Tha
Listen to The Rockman and the Rocketman

Donny is Too Short

Riffs on Riffs | S:1 E:23
Joe and Toby connect the musical dots from Too $hort’s hit track “The Ghetto” (1990) and trace it back to an unforgettable 70’s soul singer.
Listen to Donny is Too Short

The Shape of My Lucid Dreams

Riffs on Riffs | S:1 E:22
Good night and sweet Lucid Dreams… Joe & Toby dive into a fan favorite by Juice WRLD and the 1993 sample he used to make this hit!
Listen to The Shape of My Lucid Dreams

Old Town Ghosts

Riffs on Riffs | S:1 E:21
A rappers plight… is country music friend or foe? Joe & Toby answer this and more in a discussion about Hip-Hop Cowboy Lil Nas X with hints of NIN.
Listen to Old Town Ghosts

Connect on social media or subscribe to our newsletter