Sampling has been part of the making of rap music from the very beginning, but the practice can be very expensive for the artist. Reportedly, Travis Scott experienced that situation with his single “Antidote” off Rodeo.
According to a new interview clip with Eestbound, one of the producers behind the beat of "Antidote," Scott had to give up 50% of the song's composer share in order to clear the sample, the Leon Michels-produced "All I Need," performed by Lee Fields & The Expressions.
"It was kind of a weird process," explained Eestbound. "When Travis Scott released the song on SoundCloud, we didn't even get any paperwork or anything or an email saying he's going to release it. After he released it, it was kind of an issue because, you know, the [artist] from the sample told Travis that they want 50% of the record because Travis didn't clear it at first."
We remind you that "Antidote" was originally released as a loosie and was not even set to land on Rodeo. Following the incredible response from his fans, La Flame decided not only to make it an official album track, but also to make it a single. Eventually, it became the biggest song of his career.
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