Free Samples Bio

In music, sampling is when a portion of one sound recording is reused as an element in another sound recording. The term sampling was coined in 1979 by the creators of the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument, a digital synthesizer/ sampler/ digital audio workstation.

Xochi, the host of Free Samples, stumbled upon the art of sampling sometime after being gifted Kanye West’s album Graduation at her 5th grade birthday party. Throughout the years, she discovered sample after sample as she listened to more and more music.

Two of the best feelings in the world for Xochi are getting to try tasty free samples at the grocery store and discovering samples in music, especially rap or hip hop, either by accident or purposefully researching. With Free Samples, Xochi brings the excitement and passion these feelings bring to her, to KLSU listeners.

Free Samples focuses heavily on rap and hip hop samples from artists ranging from the greats like A Tribe Called Quest and 2Pac, to the new wave of rappers like Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky.

Even though sampling is a foundation of hip hop music, samples have taken from and influenced all genres of music, from electronic to pop. Xochi also explores this side of sampling as well through a variety of artists.

The show is formatted in a way that the original song, whether it be funk or rock and roll to anything in between, is played and is then followed by the more recent song that samples from it. Many times, samples create a type of chain where 5 different songs are connected by one sample. Xochi dives right in to these chains, interpolations and covers throughout span of two hours every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Enjoy your Free Samples

Baton Rouge, LA

Right Now
88°
Mostly Cloudy
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Feels Like: 96°
  • Heat Index: 96°
  • Wind: 7 mph
  • Wind Chill: 88°
  • UV Index: 10 Very High
  • Sunrise: 06:04:11 AM
  • Sunset: 08:10:45 PM
  • Dew Point: 73°
  • Visibility: 9 mi

Today

Sun and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 91F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight

A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Cloudy skies. Low 73F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow

Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 93F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Day
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Tue
73°
91°
Tue
91°/73°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 06:04:11 AM

Sunset: 08:10:45 PM

Humidity: 58%

Wind: NW @ 10mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Tuesday Night

A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Cloudy skies. Low 73F. Winds light and variable.

Wed
72°
93°
Wed
93°/72°
Clouds giving way to sun . Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 06:04:29 AM

Sunset: 08:10:52 PM

Humidity: 62%

Wind: SE @ 7mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Wednesday Night

A few clouds. Low 72F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thu
72°
94°
Thu
94°/72°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 06:04:48 AM

Sunset: 08:10:57 PM

Humidity: 56%

Wind: N @ 6mph

UV Index: 11 Extreme

Thursday Night

Clear to partly cloudy. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.

Fri
72°
93°
Fri
93°/72°
Showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 06:05:08 AM

Sunset: 08:11:01 PM

Humidity: 59%

Wind: NE @ 7mph

UV Index: 11 Extreme

Friday Night

A few clouds. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.

Sat
72°
89°
Sat
89°/72°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 06:05:29 AM

Sunset: 08:11:04 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: E @ 7mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Saturday Night

A few clouds. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.

Sun
73°
90°
Sun
90°/73°
Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 06:05:52 AM

Sunset: 08:11:05 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: SE @ 6mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Sunday Night

A few clouds. Low 73F. Winds light and variable.

Mon
73°
92°
Mon
92°/73°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 06:06:15 AM

Sunset: 08:11:05 PM

Humidity: 64%

Wind: SW @ 6mph

UV Index: 11 Extreme

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy. Low 73F. Winds light and variable.