There’s no better way to support an artist than by directly paying them for their music, and 23-year old Los Angeles-based producer Sam Baker, a.k.a. Samiyam, has made that concept easier than ever. A couple weeks ago, Sam announced that he would sell his Rap Beats Vol. 1 release through paypal, directly from his MySpace page, where a few more choice selections from the disc can be heard. For a mere 10 bones, fans get a handmade CDR with custom artwork and 23 dusty hip-hop beats as only Sam can make them. He has asked that anyone purchasing the release take a photo of the artwork and post on his blog.

Samiyam – Track 20