Diplo Speaks On Beyonce Sampling His Music, Wyclef Jean's Importance

posted Saturday July 13 ,2013 at 01:00PM CDT | 23 comments

Diplo Speaks On Beyonce Sampling His Music, Wyclef Jean's Importance

Diplo tried to convince Beyonce that Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor" was too old to sample in her music.

For most producers, getting a chance to have their music sampled by songstress Beyoncé is a dream come true. For producer/deejay Diplo, it's cool if Bey samples his music, she's just got to pick the right song.

Recently speaking with The Sun, The Los Angeles, California native recalls Beyoncé wanting to use Major Lazer's track "Pon De Floor" for her song "Girls (Who Run The World)," and admitting to her that the song had been past its prime.

"When Beyoncé sampled Pon De Floor it was already in the clubs two years earlier and I told her that," Diplo said. "She said to me 'No, but do people know this shit?' So I was like 'fine go ahead'. I don't care, I'm in my own world."

Diplo is a music producer of many talents. He produces an array of different music for multiple genres, which is why he's in such demand. One of those genres is Reggae. Diplo also mentioned during the interview the importance of Wyclef Jean to Reggae and how he believes he himself has a lot to build to when it comes to credibility, admitting he's "never" had any.

"Credibility doesn't matter to me at all. Wyclef is probably one of the most important reggae artists of the last two decades," he said. "Shaggy is still the most successful reggae artist to date, every singer in Jamaica aspires to be him. So it's a big deal to have him on the record.

"I've never had credibility - I'm a white dude doing reggae!"

Read Diplo's full piece with The Sun here.

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  • sonia sudak
    Truly a crossover piece, already sampled on the highly lauded new hip hop rap album by Weerd Science (Red Light Juliet) in their song Nightmares For A..ever you need to discover pianist composer Daniel Abrams Chaconne on Didos Lament from Henry Purcells Dido and Aeneas. Using the first 9 notes of the base line of the Lament, Abrams goes on to create a magical set of original variations based on that bass line but written in the style of Purcell. Hauntingly beautiful The sampled music is magical http://youtu.be/OMuXIEBJrGY (Nightmares For Aever) http://youtu.be/yxGL6jGnLgE (Purcell)
  • Cynthia J. Lancaster
    like Fred responded I am startled that a single mom able to get paid $8292 in a few weeks on the internet. have you read this site link... www.Can99com
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ZcZpk7SdA
  • diploisag
    diplo is a g
  • sonia sudak
    Classical music sampled from YouTube in new Hip Hop album -- kosher or not? DANIEL ABRAMS "Chaconne on Dido's Lament" is becoming the newest classical crossover piece. The comments are great "hauntingly beautiful" "Abrams' music is f..king magical" Not just another transcription but original variations based on the first 9 notes of the bass line of Henry Purcell's "Lament" from "Dido & Aeneas" -- and written in the style of Purcell. Daniel Abrams' music was recently sampled in the new hip-hop album "Red Light Juliet" by Weerd Science, in the "song" "Nightmares For A..ever". It is turning many rap fans onto opera. And who knows what they might listen to next!! Daniel Abrams' "Chaconne on the Lament from Dido & Aeneas" on YouTube, Vimeo, iTunes and Amazon. Listen to it quietly -- and I promise a memorable musical experience. As for the rap piece.........Would love your opinion. Sonia Sudak http://youtu.be/OMuXIEBJrGY (Nightmares For A...ever) http://youtu.be/yxGL6jGnLgE (Purcell) Daniel Abrams, Classical Pianist www.daniel-abrams.com Daniel Abrams, Classical Pianist daniel-abrams.com
  • Anonymous
    the fux he talkin about wyclef. I can't hate on wyclef too much, he has some talent, but i think that's a bit of an overstatement.
  • sxxx9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsnAk6tjsts
  • Jon
    Dude just said Shaggy is still the most successful reggae artist to date....wth! His music is irrelevant to the max lol
    • real
      Shaggy has sold more records than any reggae artsit in history
    • Anonymous
      No he didn't, Bob Marley did with that "Legend" album
  • zxsss9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A
  • zxsss9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMm5mHVp_M
  • sxxx9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH-cIzI4iQA
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdHqCsDJgNk
  • Stephanie J. Jones
    as Marie said I'm stunned that a mom able to get paid $8184 in 1 month on the internet. did you read this page... www.Can99com
  • Doc
    Diplo is the most important producer in the game. While everyone else is still on that same shit dude be on that other shit.
  • getcha mindright
    umm.. diplo is a philly native. sincerely, a cali native
    • Monty B
      Actually, Diplo is from Florida. He moved to Philly later on.
  • Anonymous
    man respect but fuck that you sampled that song yourself so you dont get to take ANY credit
  • Fuck Diplo
    If only I knew who this guy is.
  • zxsss4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU
  • Goatweed
    This guy used to be balls deep in M.I.A.'s tight brown snatch.
  • Drake runs rap
    diplo is such a faggot