New Rapper Builds Buzz With 90s Beat; Does Mac Miller’s “Kool Aid” Sample Lord Finesse’s “Hip 2 Da Game, Or Merely References It?
|By Amir Said (Sa’id)|
Newcomer Mac Miller has recently drawn a buzz for his song “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza.” As far as rhymes go, there’s nothing particularly complex about the joint, mostly laid-back, post-Kanye rhyme architecture. But what seems not to be getting much attention is that the beat to Mac Miller’s “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” sounds eerily *similar* to Lord Finesse’s “Hip 2 Da Game.” This is worth mentioning, as the beat for “Kool Aid” is being lauded all-around as great production.
Either way, I’m glad to see Mac Miller tap into the essence of that sound that Lord Finesse helped to pioneer. Still, if the beats are indeed identical, then Lord Finesse deserves some credit, some where…or at least some of the celebration.
For educational purposes…
Mac Miller – “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza”
Lord Finesse – “Hip 2 Da Game”Articles, Beatmaking, BeatTips Jewel Droppin', The Art of Sampling