I kinda hid this Waka Flocka song in this post under the link “new rap”, which may not have enticed many of you to actually click through to see what was behind it. Maybe after you hear it though, you’ll be more inclined to check out all the little miscellaneous unexplained links I throw into posts. Or maybe not.
Anyway, after throwing that link into a pretty unrelated post, I decided that song might be worthy of a post itself, so I went and found out what the main sample in this song is because I think it’s kind of an awesome song and it’s maybe the first time I’ve heard Flocka over a sample-based beat like this.
Waka Flocka – Foreign Shit
I’d expect to hear that beat with like Jay Electronica or Mobb Deep rapping over it, but I think it’s a real nice change of pace to hear Flocka switch his style up a little bit for this one. He’s still totally himself, but there is a little bit of adaptation to the more stripped-down sound of this production, and I appreciate that. But that wasn’t the biggest surprise this song had in store for me.
Vanilla Fudge – Eleanor Rigby
Now that’s a surprising source if I ever saw one. If you’d told me after Flockaveli that I’d hear Waka Flocka rapping over a weird 60s psychedelic cover of a Beatles song, I’d have been fuckin’ skeptical. Shows what I know. For more rap songs sampling obscure versions of “Eleanor Rigby” (yes, that’s a category of songs now apparently), check this post.