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Will Ferrell Talks “N*ggas In Paris” Sample (Audio)

Posted By on November 9, 2011

     Actor slash Comedian Will Ferrell recently came forward to speak about getting sampled by the Jay-Z / Kanye West "Niggas In Paris" track from "Watch The Throne." Ferrell says he was honored by the chance to be featured on the album.

"Kanye reached out to me and I said, 'Of course,' " Ferrell wrote in an e-mail referring to the Blades of Glory sample request. "I was completely flattered when they asked if they could sample me into the song … and when I heard it for the first time, I just started to laugh because it felt so surreal. But I really did like the song." So much so, in fact, that Ferrell said he's hoping to take the Throne collaboration to the next level — "We were trying to film a piece that they would use on the video boards of their concert, but haven't gotten it together," he wrote — and the whole process has opened his eyes to an entirely new career opportunity: Being the go-to sample guy on the hip hop circuit. "I think [something from] 'Step Brothers' would be good [to use in a song]," he wrote. "Or the Woody Allen movie I did, 'Melinda and Melinda.'" (MTV)

Jay-Z, Kanye West – Niggas In Paris