Erykah Badu Recalls How J Dilla Taught Her How To Sample On An MPC 2000

Fun fact: the song that J Dilla showed Erykah Badu how to sample ended up being the basis for her song “Didn’t Cha Know.”
During an appearance on Sonos’ Radio Hour series, Erykah Badu recalled how J Dilla taught her how to sample on an MPC 2000 when they were working together in his basement in Detroit.

“…he has this massive record collection and he told me to go and flip through the records, and I pulled out this one record by Tarika Blue. I didn’t know who that was or anything, I just pulled out the record, put it on the turntable, put it on the first song, and the first song was called ‘Dreamflower.’…I told him, ‘Dilla, this is the part I wanna sample,’ and he goes, ‘OK, well, sample it.'”

“He showed me how to do that. How to quantize — he’s not a real quantizer, you know? He plays all the drums live, generally. But he showed me how to loop these parts,” she added.

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