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Sam Baker, better known by his stage name Samiyam, is an American hip hop producer based in Los Angeles, California.[2]

Birth nameSam Baker
BornAnn Arbor, Michigan[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresHip hop
InstrumentsSampler, turntable, drum machine, synthesizer
Years active2008–present
LabelsBrainfeeder, Hyperdub, Poo-Bah Records, Stones Throw Records, Leaving Records
Associated actsFlying Lotus, Ras G, Hudson Mohawke, Blu, Earl Sweatshirt


Life and careerEdit

Samiyam released the Return EP on Hyperdub in 2008.[3] He also released Rap Beats Vol. 1 in the same year.[4]

His official debut album, Sam Baker's Album, was released on Brainfeeder in 2011.[5] He returned with the album, Wish You Were Here, in 2013.[6]

In 2015, his collaborative track with Earl Sweatshirt and Budgie, titled "Quest/Power", was uploaded on SoundCloud.[7] In 2016, he released the album, Animals Have Feelings, which featured guest appearances from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, and Jeremiah Jae.[8]



  • Rap Beats Vol. 1 (2008)
  • Sam Baker's Album (2011)
  • Wish You Were Here (2013)
  • Animals Have Feelings (2016)
  • Pizza Party (2017)[9]


  • Return (2008)
  • Man vs. Machine (2009)
  • Los Angeles 3/10 (2010) (split with Ras G)



  1. ^ Joyce, Colin (August 5, 2011). "Album Review: Samiyam – Sam Baker's Album". Beats Per Minute.
  2. ^ Ellison, Kyle (August 10, 2011). "Champion Sound #2: Feat. Samiyam". Drowned in Sound.
  3. ^ Power, Chris (June 23, 2011). "BBC - Music - Review of Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album". BBC.
  4. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (July 20, 2011). "Samiyam: Sam Baker's Album". Pitchfork Media.
  5. ^ Martin-McCormick, Daniel (July 27, 2011). "Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album". Dusted Magazine.
  6. ^ Fallon, Patric (October 2, 2013). "Samiyam Drops New Cassette via Stones Throw/Leaving Records". XLR8R.
  7. ^ Hudson, Alex (February 14, 2015). "Earl Sweatshirt: "Quest/Power" (ft. Budgie & Samiyam)". Exclaim!.
  8. ^ Pearl, Max (February 18, 2016). "Samiyam debuts on Stones Throw with new LP, Animals Have Feelings". Resident Advisor.
  9. ^ Weinstein, Max (September 24, 2017). "Samiyam Is Dropping a New Album Next Month". XXL. Retrieved September 25, 2017.

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