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Samiyam

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan but based in Los Angeles, Sam Baker, aka Samiyam, is an underground producer who makes instrumental hip-hop beats. Stylistically cut from the same cloth as J Dilla but with a tendency to incorporate synthesizers as well as samples, he is associated with the city's beatmaking scene, and was one of the first artists to release music on Flying Lotus' influential label Brainfeeder. Baker and FlyLo produced music together as FLYamSAM, first surfacing on Rush Hour Recordings' 2007 compilation Beat Dimensions, Vol. 1. Baker's solo debut, Rap Beats, Vol. 1 was self-released in 2008 as a limited CD-R, and had unique artwork for each copy -- collages made from magazine cutouts. He made his vinyl debut that year on the British label Hyperdub, which issued the Return EP. Baker's Man vs. Machine 10" EP appeared on Poo-Bah Records in 2009, and FLYamSAM issued a mixtape titled Bootleg Beats that year. In 2010, Samiyam released a split 10" EP with Ras G as part of All City Records' series spotlighting producers from the Los Angeles beat scene. Following additional compilation appearances, production credits on albums by rappers Blu and Pharoahe Monche, and remixes for producers like Shigeto and Illum Sphere, Samiyam released his proper debut full-length, Sam Baker's Album, on Brainfeeder in 2011.

Following that album, Baker became much more active as a behind-the-scenes producer than a solo artist. He contributed to 2012 albums by the Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus' alter ego Captain Murphy before releasing Wish You Were Here, a cassette-only solo album on Leaving Records. Later that year, he produced "20 Wave Caps" on Earl Sweatshirt's major-label debut Doris. A 2014 vinyl reissue of Danny Brown's 2008 debut Hot Soup included a Samiyam-produced bonus track called "Radio Head," and Baker produced a track on Joey Bada$$'s 2015 full-length B4.DA.$$. Also in 2015, Baker and Earl Sweatshirt collaborated on a song titled "Quest/Power," and the MC made another guest appearance on Samiyam's 2016 full-length Animals Have Feelings. Released by Stones Throw, the album also included collaborations with Action Bronson and Jeremiah Jae. ~ Jason Lymangrover & Paul Simpson
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Sam Baker's Album

1. Escape

2. Bedtime

3. Pressure

4. Bricks

5. Already

6. Frosting Packets

7. Kitties

8. Where Am I?

9. Cushion

10. Turtles

11. My Buddy

12. No Dinner

13. Understanding

14. Wonton Special

15. Taco Delay

16. Lifesized Stuffed Animal

17. Sometimes

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Track List: Animals Have Feelings

1. Taco Chase

2. Blowed

3. Calisthenics

4. Kimchee

5. Meditate

6. Part 1

7. Lord Of The Rings (Feat. Jeremiah Jae And Oliver The 2nd)

8. Animals Have Feelings

9. Surprise

10. Pier 4

11. Lotion

12. Dartgun

13. Mr. Wonderful (Feat. Action Bronson)

14. Not A Fluke

15. Smoke Break

16. Mirror (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt)

17. One Day

18. Teebs Gets Angry

19. Paddle Boat

20. Turkish Vacation

21. Ronald

22. Gumdrops

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Track List: Rap Beats Volume 1

1. Super Chronzio Bros. 2

2. 1984

3. 27

4. Floatation Device

5. Flying Slap

6. Ghost Ride The Bike (Pull Up, Hop Out)

7. It's Important

8. Lookin'

9. Mental Violence

10. One Love

11. Polka Bots

12. Quesadilla

13. Roadrage

14. Segue

15. Snake Cola

16. Wrap Up

17. Carnival Food

18. Cloudy

19. Rooftop

20. Sideways

21. Streetlights

22. Sunrise

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Track List: Wish You Were Here

1. Announcement

2. Pandas

3. Lunch Meat

4. On a Limb (feat. Evidence)

5. Dreams (Green Feelings)

6. Rice Crackers

7. Forget It

8. Waves

9. Come Thru

10. This L

11. Italy

12. Stuff

13. On a Bad Day

14. Wooden Backhand

15. Snakes on the Moon

16. Hummus (feat. The Alchemist)

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Tracks are on point. Awesome listen.
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Sam is pretty f**king dope,,!! Nice trak
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spaceghost00 7
Beats...beat s . . . a n d more beats
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buffalo1385
Best album ever #1 Sam you put Ann Arbor Michigan on the Map!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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djdiversify
Sam is THAT DUDE. Always bringin' that raw ishhhhhhhhh. "One of the best yet..."
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Greeneggsand h a m i y a m
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Pure dope beats. Genius!
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everything that has come out of Brainfeeder has been amazing
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Got to love it a another Detroit boy doing the dam thing.
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yeeeummmm.
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coreybrady19 7 9
Love the strong hip hop beats against the synthesized sounds. Makes me want to jump up and dance. :-)
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sick beats

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