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Here Are All the Samples In Burna Boy's 'Twice As Tall'

Sample Chief breaks down all of the samples on Twice As Tall, from Naughty by Nature's "Jamboree" to Sade's "Sweetest Taboo" and many others.

Following his Grammy- nominated African Giant album which dropped last year, Burna Boy's latest body of work Twice As Tall released on August 14. Executive produced by American rapper and record producer Diddy, the album has been making heavy waves.

Since its release, Twice As Tall has received glowing praise for its political consciousness, introspection, gut-wrenching honesty and fascinating experimentation with sounds, some originally devised and others sampled from Burna's musical influences.

If you found the collaborations impressive, wait till you get into the samples and influences that made the album such a solid piece of work.


Read: Sample Chief, a Go-To Platform for African Music, Share 5 of their Favorite Samples

And to help break down these samples is the Sample Chief on Twitter. From Naughty by Nature's "Jamboree," to Pat Boone's "Twice As Tall," Rayan T's "Nothing Dey Par," Sade's "Sweetest Taboo," Marc Anthony's "I Need You" and many others.

Burna Boy has grown to be masterful with his samples, giving them a refreshing twist that matches his upbeat sound.

Check out Sample Chief's video breakdown below and keep up with them for more wholesome Afrobeats content.

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A Tribute to Dr Sindi: South Africa's Duchess of Healing, Love and Kindness

The most sincere way to honour Dr Sindi van Zyl's legacy is to pay her kindness forward in exactly the way she did.

South Africans were recently reminded, yet again, of just how much the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to rob us of our loved ones. Dr Sindi van Zyl, beloved medical doctor, social media darling and Kaya FM radio host, succumbed to COVID-19 complications on April 10 after battling the disease for two months in hospital. And while South Africans, and some of her favourite brands, had collectively rallied to raise funds for Dr Sind's medical costs, the outcome was everything we hoped it would not be.

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