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Watch the Throne turn Purple

‘Watch the throne’ is barely out but Jay-Z and Kanye got the world talking about their much awaited collabo, and by now it seems like most people downloaded a leaked copy that was shared on forums and torrent sites. This download included the cd booklet which mentions all the sources of the samples used to craft the beats. One of the samples was partly credited to South African composer Caiphus Semenya, whose compositions were used in Alex Hayley’s Roots and the soundtrack to the film Color Purple. For his work on the latter he received an Oscar, and now one of these songs has been sampled on a record that’s bound to make it big.

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