A list of our favourite samples of 2018

Lauryn Hill

Now that it’s December, you may have noticed there’s been a proliferation of lists – ranking albums, tracks, guest verses, mixes and more.

This year, we partnered with the online database WhoSampled to highlight some of the best samples used in contemporary music of all genres. Ranging from Earl Sweatshirt sampling a 1970 soul cut, to Drake using a Lauryn Hill track, below are some of our favourites from this year.

Watch our full playlist of samples here.

Rosalía sampling Arthur Russell

Drake sampling Lauryn Hill

Tyler, the Creator and ASAP Rocky sampling Monica Brown

Jay Z, Rick Ross and Meek Mill sampling The Notorious B.I.G.

Earl Sweatshirt sampling a 1970 soul cut