Listen to Kanye’s Audible Sampling History

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Love it or leave it, Kanye West’s music is undeniably captivating and influential. The artist’s talent for sampling obscure and well-known artists alike is something of a calling card for his production work. Now the expansive catalogue of his samples along with the resulting track are brought together in a listenable history of each of West’s solo albums. Sometimes pulling just a few notes and other times lifting full bridges, West has largely made a career from seeing opportunities in existing music and remaking it into something wholly unique—and listening to the originals only solidifies this talent.