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Indie Cred Boost: Medium. Sampling soul-pop singers isn't an unexpected move, even if they're British and share a UK label with M.I.A..
Indie Cred Boost: Big. 'Touch It' was Busta's most recent big hit. Maybe for his next album he should try sampling Justice.
Indie Cred Boost: Big ... relatively speaking, that is.
Indie Cred Boost: Medium. The track's a little generic, but it's still a match made in heaven.
Indie Cred Boost: Medium. It certainly makes up for that track they did with Fall Out Boy.
Indie Cred Boost: Huge, given that nobody knew who they were before the track blew up.
Indie Cred Boost: Medium. It did give him indie credentials, but not the way he imagined -- Rhymefest was eventually dropped by J Records.
Indie Cred Boost: Big. A lot of people couldn't pronounce Lykke Li's name, never mind work their way into her music. Drake's got his ear to the ground as well as to the street.
Indie Cred Boost: Big. Like most of Jay-Z's smart business deals, both he and Menahan profited from their collaboration. L'chaim!
Indie Cred Boost: High. Most Americans probably figure the Canadian rapper shares an igloo with Metric and Arcade Fire. What more cred could you ask for?