I wonder how much it cost Yeezy for that uncleared “Lift Yourself” sample?
Tracklib did an interview with one of the administrators of the sample and went in more detail about the background of the song.
“I remember Kanye’s manager walking up to me after a DJ-gig in Los Angeles”, tells Rachael Cain, co-founder of Trax Records. “He told me Kanye was interested in a track called ‘Boom Boom’ from our label. I asked him which track it was, as we have two releases on Trax Records called ‘Boom Boom’; one by Dancer and one by myself under the moniker of Screamin’ Rachel. He then told me ‘well, you can go to kanyewest.com to hear it’. To my surprise, the track was already released for two days!”
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