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
76°
Partly Cloudy
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Feels Like: 76°
  • Heat Index: 76°
  • Wind: 2 mph
  • Wind Chill: 76°
  • UV Index: 10 Very High
  • Sunrise: 06:02:43 AM
  • Sunset: 08:03:37 PM
  • Dew Point: 73°
  • Visibility: 7 mi

Today

Scattered thunderstorms during the morning becoming more widespread this afternoon. High 89F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 69F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

Tomorrow

Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High around 90F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Day
Temp
Wed
69°
89°
Wed
89°/69°
Thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

Chance of Rain: 80%

Sunrise: 06:02:43 AM

Sunset: 08:03:37 PM

Humidity: 70%

Wind: SE @ 7mph

UV Index: 10 Very High

Wednesday Night

Scattered thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 69F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

Thu
72°
90°
Thu
90°/72°
Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 06:02:34 AM

Sunset: 08:04:07 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: SE @ 6mph

UV Index: 11 Extreme

Thursday Night

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

Fri
72°
90°
Fri
90°/72°
Afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 80%

Sunrise: 06:02:26 AM

Sunset: 08:04:36 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: E @ 6mph

UV Index: 11 Extreme

Friday Night

Partly cloudy. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.

Sat
72°
88°
Sat
88°/72°
Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 60%

Sunrise: 06:02:19 AM

Sunset: 08:05:05 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: ENE @ 12mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Saturday Night

Watching the tropics. Showers early, becoming a steady rain late. Low 72F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Sun
74°
83°
Sun
83°/74°
Watching the tropics. Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 70s.

Chance of Rain: 80%

Sunrise: 06:02:14 AM

Sunset: 08:05:32 PM

Humidity: 80%

Wind: NE @ 18mph

UV Index: 7 High

Sunday Night

Watching the tropics. Windy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Low 74F. Winds E at 35 to 50 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Mon
76°
82°
Mon
82°/76°
Watching the tropics. Thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 70s.

Chance of Rain: 80%

Sunrise: 06:02:10 AM

Sunset: 08:05:59 PM

Humidity: 83%

Wind: S @ 14mph

UV Index: 7 High

Monday Night

Thunderstorms. Low 76F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Tue
76°
87°
Tue
87°/76°
Thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 70s.

Chance of Rain: 80%

Sunrise: 06:02:07 AM

Sunset: 08:06:25 PM

Humidity: 76%

Wind: SSW @ 13mph

UV Index: 11 Extreme

Tuesday Night

Generally fair. Low 76F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.