does having multiple samples bother anyone else? some of you newer guys probbably dont even remember a time when the battles had only 1 sample (and maybe a break, too). being able to pick from multiple samples kind of kills the competition for me. the best thing about having only sample is that it takes you out of your comfort zone, which usually results in good results because you can't just apply your formula to it, you have to get creative and work hard. if we get a dozen samples to choose from, naurally we're going to sample whatever we think is most dope, which makes it easier to make a beat.
i wouldn't say that it bothers me, but i do miss battles with one maybe two samples max. i remember when there would only be 2 samples during a week that there was a tie. but i do have to say that with the amount of entries we've been receiving its a bit refreshing to hear different cats flip different samples form a pack like this. also its not like we are getting access to the whole sample, just a snippet of each one. its one way to conduct a battle but i do have to say its ultimately up to the winner(s) to decide if they wanna have us all flip one sample and one break (as i did when i won many moons ago) or mess with multiple samples like a lot of cats have been choosing to do recently. oh and one possible cool thing about having a sample pack like this is layering.. i didnt do any this week but its dope to hear one or two or three maybe even five or six of these samples layered throughout someones flip. anyway thats my two cents