RZA has been using musicians/instruments ever since 'Marvel', 'Soul Controller' and 'Reunited', Ain't nothing wrong with that.
When it comes to sample-flipping, Kanye's talent can't be disputed. But he's been messing around with synthetic sounds for a while. I swear, that generic quazi-808 snare and weird bass lines are all a mainstream producer could want. Reminds me of those claps that were heavily used by Dre and Storch around '03-'06. It's a trend of some sort. Overproducing is his middle name, as mentioned here before.
Angry is right about Kanye being overshadowed by ROC in-house producers though.
Last edited by SL33; 10-03-2012 at 01:53 AM.