What's up Timstans?
It's Friday, and you know that means another installment of Czar's Sample of the Week. Over the past two months, I've re-released each one of my Timbaland sample mixes, and this week we reach Volume 8, my last and final mix. Every once in a while, people email me asking why I don't do Timbaland mixes any more, and I usually give them two answers First, I'm just plain tired lol. While I definitely enjoy doing the mixing, the time and effort I put in to digging for samples, choosing which ones to feature, and then doing the mix takes a tole. So when I did Vol. 7, I just decided that I'd do one more and really be done with it. The second reason is a bit funny. I have a list of Timbaland samples that I'd die to find, and I told myself that if I found one of them, I'd stop doing the mixes. It so happened that as I was gathering samples for Volume 8, I found the sample to Jay-Z's "Paper Chase" and Missy's "Lick Shots," and those were two of the top samples I'd been searching for.
Now, when you all hear Volume 8, you will notice that it's longer and that I'm playing the Timbaland songs as well the samples longer than usual. The mix is longer because I wanted to exhaust my sample vault (basically put everything in there), and the samples/track are played longer because I wanted to do it my way; I love these songs and samples so I just wanted to ride out to them during the mix.
So let's get right to it. Here's Czar's Timbaland Sample Mix Volume 8: The Final Chapter (released in 2008):
Now, I spent all week trying to figure out which sample from Volume 9 to drop today, and I thought it would make sense that because Vol. 8 was the last mix, I would feature the last sample on Volume 9. So here it is:
And for those who think I still don't have it after all these years. Let me showcase a sample from something recent out of Timbaland's Vault:
Well, that's it for this week's installment of Czar's Sample of the Week. I want to thank you all for letting me go down memory road with this (want to especially thank J-Boogie for coming up with the idea!). And I want to thank everyone who supported me, gave me feedback, and even sent samples my way during my sample mix days: Malis, Al Sween, Big A, J-Boogie, Snax, Jonboy, Rooq, Fabio (lek!!), Carlos, Jonathanp, DJ MD, Santiago, and all followers and fans of The Thomas Crown Chronicles. Now, I can't promise that I'll be back every Friday for Czar's Sample of the Week, but I'll definitely drop something when I can. And who knows, maybe one day I will even drop Volume 9 ;-)
Friday, March 25, 2011
What's up Timstans?