Suzanne Vega has been sampled dozens and dozens of times (2 Pac, Snoop Dog, Lil Kim, Drake, and Destiny’s Child to name a few) but she has never sampled another artist, until now.

While recording the song “Don’t Uncork What You Can’t Contain” for her new disc, Vega said she was reminded of the rhythms in “Candy Shop,” which itself borrows from the Salsoul Orchestra. She asked her producer, Gerry Leonard, if they should contact 50 Cent’s producer to work on the track; Leonard suggested just sampling it.

“I said, `Oh, I hadn’t thought of that,'” Vega said.


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