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

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  • Feels Like: 61°
  • Heat Index: 61°
  • Wind: 4 mph
  • Wind Chill: 61°
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 07:08:41 AM
  • Sunset: 06:30:48 PM
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  • Visibility: 10 mi

Today

Generally clear skies. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight

Generally clear skies. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow

Sunny skies. High 82F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

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Chance of Rain: 10%

Sunrise: 07:08:41 AM

Sunset: 06:30:48 PM

Humidity: 81%

Wind: N @ 3mph

UV Index: 0 Low

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Generally clear skies. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.

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Sunshine. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Chance of Rain: 10%

Sunrise: 07:09:22 AM

Sunset: 06:29:44 PM

Humidity: 64%

Wind: NW @ 7mph

UV Index: 7 High

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Mostly clear. Low 64F. Winds light and variable.

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Afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 70s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 07:10:03 AM

Sunset: 06:28:42 PM

Humidity: 77%

Wind: SSE @ 10mph

UV Index: 6 High

Sunday Night

Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms later at night. Low 71F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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Thunderstorms. Potential for severe thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Chance of Rain: 80%

Sunrise: 07:10:44 AM

Sunset: 06:27:40 PM

Humidity: 88%

Wind: SSW @ 11mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Monday Night

Thunderstorms likely in the evening. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms later on. Low 56F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 07:11:26 AM

Sunset: 06:26:39 PM

Humidity: 54%

Wind: N @ 9mph

UV Index: 7 High

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Clear skies. Low 51F. Winds light and variable.

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Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 07:12:08 AM

Sunset: 06:25:39 PM

Humidity: 57%

Wind: ENE @ 7mph

UV Index: 6 High

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Partly cloudy skies. Low near 55F. Winds light and variable.

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Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 07:12:51 AM

Sunset: 06:24:40 PM

Humidity: 73%

Wind: E @ 8mph

UV Index: 6 High

Thursday Night

Cloudy with showers. Low 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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