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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Getting Igor’s Attention

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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...

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