Often audacious, always surprising, the best Kanye West samples are all the proof you need that the hip-hop icon remains at the cutting-edge of music.
The Gentle Giant debut album established the group as one of the most distinctive and forward-thinking of the new wave of prog rock bands to emerge in 1970.
After a four-year break, ‘Revival’ found Eminem energised by politics, consumed by personal demons, and at his complex, contradictory best.
Throughout his outspoken career, Eminem and politics has made for an explosive mix, coming to a head on his fearless new album, Revival.
Containing both her hardest and most personal songs to date, ‘The Pinkprint’ found Nicki Minaj asserting her dominance over both the pop and hip-hop world.
In a rich, varied career, from ‘Infinite’ to ‘Kamikaze’, Eminem has traded verses with some of hip-hop’s finest. Here are 15 of the best Eminem collaborations.
With stark production and sung vocals, ‘808s & Heartbreak’ found Kanye West bearing his soul and paving the way for The Weeknd and Drake.
A bizarre ride through funk, rock and jazz history, The Pharcyde’s debut album remains unique in the history of hip-hop – a rare example of rap without ego.
Straddling the chart-savvy and the underground, Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ remains a masterpiece that’s both amazing and appalling.
One of the most controversial rappers in history, Eminem has long proven he has more than shock tactics up his sleeve, as the best Eminem songs show.
With a meticulous focus on every aspect of its creation, ‘Take Care’ found Drake laying the blueprint for hip-hop in the 2010s.
The final work of Daevid Allen’s life, Gong’s ‘I See You’ found him writing some of the best material of his career, while Gong updated their classic sound.
Planet Gong’s ‘Live Floating Anarchy 1977’ saw the anarchic Daevid Allen and his band of psychonauts sell hippie idealism to punk rockers.
From its inspiration to its samples, ‘Jesus Is King’ is Kanye West’s most gospel-inspired album yet, pushing the music in an explicitly hip-hop direction.
Steve Hillage was part of Gong’s formative years, recording the ‘Radio Gnome Trilogy’ with Daevid Allen. “It left an indelible mark on me,” he says.