This interactive visualization illustrates the extent to which Jay Z draws on vocal and instrumental samples throughout his entire body of music. Clicking on a particular album reveals the type of sample the album contains in the bottom left hand corner. On the right side, the name of the sampled artist is highlighted. By hovering over the name, you can see the particular song on Jay Z’s album, the sample song and release year as well as the sample artist.
The chart visualizes the types of genres producers draw on when composing tracks for Jay Z. Hovering over each of the producer’s names will reveal the number of samples included on song’s they’ve worked on with Jay-Z. The table below producer bar graph organizes the samples by album and genres. The darker the shade, the more samples are included from that genre.