Selda Bağcan ‘İnce İnce’
In 2015, Dr. Dre returned with Compton, his ultimate tribute to SoCal. ‘Issues’ with Ice Cube, Anderson .Paak and Dem Jointz samples ‘İnce İnce’ by Selda Bağcan, a Turkish psych-rock deep dig that was surfaced by producer Oh No and made famous in Mos Def’s album opener ‘Supermagic’ (Dre’s song also reuses bars from Ice Cube’s ‘It Was A Good Day’). Before that, K.A.R. and Fat Joe spat over it in the romantic ‘Oh Baby’ (2009), and Percee P and beatmaker Koushik let it simmer in the background of the beat for ‘Reverse Part 2’ (2007). There’s a story that gets constructed when samples are recycled through the years, an unspoken homage to the producers before them that spent hours digging through crates hoping they’d find that one rare Anatolian guitar riff to spark the inspiration for their next beat.