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    At just 20-years of age Chicago-based Thelonious Martin has quickly established himself as one of the most intriguing and promising young producers to emerge in recent memory, having not only dropped lauded conceptual instrumental suites (e.g. the dreamlike Colors and intimately soulful Knockoff Oakley Sunglasses MCMXCII Fake Oakley Sunglasses ), but supplied beats behind Action Bronson, Fake Oakleys Curren$y , Pac Div, Mac Miller, Hodgy Beats Knockoff Oakleys , and Jabee Cheap Oakley Sunglasses , amongst others. An accomplished ear for sample-able material and impressive chopping acumen attest to the fact that this college kid's been astutely studying more than his school curriculum. We've shown his work a lot of love in recent months, so it was only right that we invite Thelonious to share some appreciation and analysis of his all-time favorite sample flips.

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    1. J Dilla - "Stepson of the Clapper" (Stones Throw, 2006)

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    Sample Source: Mountain - "Long Red (Live)" (Windfall, 1972)

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    2. Madlib - "J's Day Theme #3 (Support)" (Stones Throw, 2008)

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    3. Elzhi - "Love It Here" (Libido Sounds, 2004)

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    Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Thelonious Martin: Many have tried to use this sample, some have done pretty well. But the Jay Dee flip is so prolific. He didn't just use the typical loop, he chopped it so finely that he had so much control over the sample, it's truly incredible. The instrumental is on one of those Dilla beat tapes. There's like four of 'em that have a bunch of random rough drafts of songs and beats. I play this beat on repeat for a good half hour sometimes.

    4. Flying Lotus - "Loop Exec" (demo, 2005)

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    Sample Source: Soul Mann & The Brothers - "A Friend's Place" (Pickwick, 1971)

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    Thelonious Martin: This beat is like if Flying Lotus and DJ Premier had a baby. The cuts are way too smooth, and the things Flying Lotus layers on here almost made me forget he had sampled anything for this. But that's when you know your chops are nice.

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    5. Flying Lotus - "Massage Situation" (Warp, 2007)

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    Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Thelonious Martin: I heard this on Adult Swim and cried. I found out the sample, and went numb. Like for real. Fly-Lo doesn't get enough credit when it comes to flipping shit but for real, man, he's crazy with it. The man is wicked with the chops. And not only the chops but actually piecing everything together to make a full out jam. His ability to add on top of a sample and flip it a complete 180 degrees the other way is wild. Replica Oakleys

    6. Erykah Badu - "The Healer" (Universal Motown, 2008)

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    Thelonious Martin: So simple but so elegant, this is also one of the many reasons I list Just Blaze as one of my major influences. The man has a diverse sense of style and you can't box him in. I just wish Jay Electronica would come out of hiding and finish the second verse. Anyhow, I love this beat.

    8. M.F. Doom - "Vomitspit" (Rhymesayers, 2004)

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    9. Sean Price - "Bar-Barian" (Duck Down, 2012)

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    Thelonious Martin: First off, what the fuck Alchemist? How, what, when, why? HOW? FUCKING CHOPS ON THIS - son, it doesn't make sense. THIS IS SO FILTHY. NO SERIOUSLY. IT'S AMAZING. Okay, now that I've calmed down - yeah, ALC fucking snapped, his ear and chops are ridiculous.

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    Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Thelonious Martin: This is the flip that made me want to start making music seriously. Then add in the back story of what was going on with Jay Dee at the time, [and it's clear how] he truly spoke through his music: "When I die I hope to be a better man then you thought I'd be..." It's almost eerie in a sense where someone could manipulate music like that to leave a farewell like that. It's amazing. Thank you, Jay Dee. Replica Oakley Sunglasses

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    • JB

      motherlode flip is one of my favorites but as for the alchemist i wasnt really feelin that beat

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      wish the input was stronger

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      that flying lotus flip is insane.

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      de la soul flipped that bayete track waaaay before Just Blaze.