Here’s how Argentine’s Godfather of rock’s sample from 1972 ended up in Eminem’s “Stepdad”

Remy Gelenidze

It all started in September 2019, Catarina Spinetta’s family were contacted by Eminem’s label, Shady Records. Representatives for the label had requested authorization to use “Ámame Peteribí,” a song composed by Luis Alberto Spinetta, Carlos Cutaia and Black Amaya — which featured in Pescado Rabioso’s 1973 album, Pescado II.

“Ámame Peteribí” would eventually feature on “Stepdad,” the 12th track on Eminem’s new album, Music To Be Murdered By, which was released last Friday.

Catarina Spinetta says: “Eminem wants to sample our dad. I told my siblings… We didn’t know the name of the song or when it was going to come out. I asked them to send me the track before I gave the final approval, but they told me that it couldn’t be done, that the only way was to call me and let me listen over the phone.”

Dante says: “I was walking through Chinatown, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Belgrano, when I received the call from Shady Records. I got excited. It was crazy to hear Eminem rap over Dad’s music. The Pescado riff played the whole way through, in a loop.”

“I talked it over with my siblings and we thought it was a great idea. Eminem, being one of the toughest in the hip-hop scene… and also produced by The Alchemist!” 

“It makes me very proud that Pescado Rabioso is still getting spins. Mixed with urban music, it’s so rough. It’s a classic Eminem rap, over a more rockera track… ‘Peteribí’ was very lethal, very funkera.”

“There are a lot of questions that we also have. We don’t know how much he knows about Spinetta, but they asked for information about who he was. Over there they must have found something that caught their attention and decided to use it.”

One possible connection is Luis Resto. 

For the full article, visit Rolling Stone here

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