#HGMusic: Breaking Down Some Of The Best Interpolations & Samples In Homegrown Hip-Hop

The use of sampling in hip-hop music in the subcontinent has allowed artists to create a unique sound that blends traditional Indian music with modern hip-hop beats. This fusion of cultures creates a sound that is both fresh and familiar, and it has become increasingly popular as the genre has grown in the region. The samples used in these songs range from traditional instruments to skits in regional languages, and are often used to give the music a distinct regional flavour. This infusion of cultural identity into the music has given hip-hop in the subcontinent a temporal value that sets it apart from other forms of hip-hop music around the world. Whether you are a fan of hip-hop or just interested in learning more about the culture and sounds of the subcontinent, this list of the best samples is a great place to start.

1. Peep The Tareeka by Dhanji & unfuckman

Ahmedabad-based rapper Dhanji joined forces with producer-DJ unfuckman to create a unique sound that showcases Dhanji’s signature choppy flow over an acoustic instrumental beat. The track gathers momentum, culminating in a powerful chorus that incorporates a sample from the decade-old Punjabi folk wedding song “Jeeja Kalra Kyu Aaya.” This fusion of old and new, Punjabi and Gujarati, highlights the artists’ ability to seamlessly blend diverse musical influences and create a sound that is truly their own.

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