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
79°
Cloudy
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Feels Like: 82°
  • Heat Index: 82°
  • Wind: 15 mph
  • Wind Chill: 79°
  • UV Index: 1 Low
  • Sunrise: 06:49:44 AM
  • Sunset: 05:04:22 PM
  • Dew Point: 69°
  • Visibility: 10 mi

Today

Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 79F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms early, then mainly cloudy overnight with thunderstorms likely. Low 66F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Tomorrow

Showers and thundershowers in the morning, then mainly cloudy late with light rain possible. Morning high of 68F with temps falling to near 50. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.

Day
Temp
Mon
66°
79°
Mon
79°/66°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 60s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 06:49:44 AM

Sunset: 05:04:22 PM

Humidity: 76%

Wind: SSW @ 14mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Monday Night

Scattered thunderstorms early, then mainly cloudy overnight with thunderstorms likely. Low 66F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Tue
41°
68°
Tue
68°/41°
Rain with a few rumbles of thunder. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 100%

Sunrise: 06:50:27 AM

Sunset: 05:04:34 PM

Humidity: 82%

Wind: N @ 13mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Tuesday Night

A steady rain in the evening. Showers continuing late. Low 41F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

Wed
39°
59°
Wed
59°/39°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 06:51:09 AM

Sunset: 05:04:47 PM

Humidity: 58%

Wind: NNE @ 13mph

UV Index: 4 Moderate

Wednesday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low 39F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thu
47°
59°
Thu
59°/47°
Cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 06:51:51 AM

Sunset: 05:05:03 PM

Humidity: 63%

Wind: ENE @ 7mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Thursday Night

Cloudy with showers. Low 47F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

Fri
47°
63°
Fri
63°/47°
Morning showers. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 06:52:31 AM

Sunset: 05:05:20 PM

Humidity: 77%

Wind: N @ 6mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Friday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 47F. Winds light and variable.

Sat
48°
70°
Sat
70°/48°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 10%

Sunrise: 06:53:11 AM

Sunset: 05:05:38 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: WSW @ 7mph

UV Index: 4 Moderate

Saturday Night

Mostly clear. Low 48F. Winds light and variable.

Sun
58°
72°
Sun
72°/58°
Chance of afternoon showers. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 50s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 06:53:50 AM

Sunset: 05:05:59 PM

Humidity: 68%

Wind: SE @ 8mph

UV Index: 4 Moderate

Sunday Night

Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 58F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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