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
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Clear
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Feels Like: 73°
  • Heat Index: 73°
  • Wind: 3 mph
  • Wind Chill: 73°
  • UV Index: 9 Very High
  • Sunrise: 06:52:41 AM
  • Sunset: 07:02:53 PM
  • Dew Point: 69°
  • Visibility: 10 mi

Today

Mostly sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms later in the day. High around 90F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 71F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow

Plentiful sunshine. High 91F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Day
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Clear. Lows overnight in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 06:52:08 AM

Sunset: 07:04:08 PM

Humidity: 91%

Wind: ENE @ 3mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Friday Night

A clear sky. Low 71F. Winds light and variable.

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Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 06:52:41 AM

Sunset: 07:02:53 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: E @ 12mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Saturday Night

Clear skies. Low 71F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Sun
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A few clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 10%

Sunrise: 06:53:14 AM

Sunset: 07:01:39 PM

Humidity: 64%

Wind: ESE @ 9mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Sunday Night

Mainly clear. Low 71F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Mon
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More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 10%

Sunrise: 06:53:47 AM

Sunset: 07:00:24 PM

Humidity: 65%

Wind: E @ 5mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Monday Night

Mostly clear skies. Low 71F. Winds light and variable.

Tue
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91°/69°
Sunny. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 10%

Sunrise: 06:54:20 AM

Sunset: 06:59:10 PM

Humidity: 62%

Wind: ESE @ 6mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear skies. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.

Wed
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90°/71°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 06:54:54 AM

Sunset: 06:57:56 PM

Humidity: 66%

Wind: SE @ 9mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low 71F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Thu
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Morning thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 06:55:27 AM

Sunset: 06:56:42 PM

Humidity: 68%

Wind: SE @ 9mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Thursday Night

A few clouds from time to time. Low 72F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

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