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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

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

Life and career[edit]

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]
  • I Got Sh*t to Do (2019)


  • 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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