Say It! 9 Brownstone Songs That Need To Be Sampled In Today’s Music
This past summer Daystar Peterson known as rapper Tory Lanez released his chart-topping song, “Say It,” which sampled Brownstone’s iconic hit “If You Love Me.” In a Billboard Magazine interview, Lanez said the song became a hit because it’s “catchy.” And although many wished the rapper didn’t use the song as a sample because they believe “it taints good music,” others loved how he was able to introduce a new generation to 1990s R&B classics.
Lanez even told Billboard why music from the ‘90s is a source of inspiration for him. “Usher is definitely somebody I came up listening to. Ginuwine, of course. The Aaliyahs — all the people that anyone would expect me to listen to. The only thing is with me — this may sound weird — there are a lot of R&B singers from that era that I actually don’t know. Like I never grew up on Boyz II Men. I never grew up on Jodeci. I never grew up on things like that ’cause my dad was a preacher, and he kind of kept us away from music like that. I never actually heard a lot records that I should have [until later on],”he shared.
Well, we’re certainly glad that he was introduced to Brownstone because “Say It” made us remember all of the Brownstone hits we grew up on. Here are nine more Brownstone songs Tory Lanez or other musicians should sample.