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Old 8th May 2019
Gear Nut

Originally Posted by Woodkerns View Post
Haha in what world do you think Madlib taking a sustained string note, making it a keygroup, and playing it out, etc. is taking money away from the original artist? Where is the market crossover between him and some 30 year old choiral album or obscure bossa track? If anything he brings new audiences to music they never would have sought out otherwise.
This argument never holds much water. The only real argument for people opposed to sampling is if you don’t want anything you made associated with the particular message or music(a la Tracy Chapman). In that case it’s totally fair to be against it(and to be fair, who would want to be associated with the garbage nicki minaj puts out). Otherwise you’re just condemning an entire musical genre with a 30+ year history.
The other side of this is that hip-hop, being a genre predominantly created by inner city kids and minority groups, comes out of a very diy mentality, and many of these guys had no access to music programs, instruments, studios, etc, so they did what they could with what they had(their dad’s records), and created a brilliant new art form in the process. An album like 3 feet high and rising, just for example, is a sonic masterpiece of innate talent that can’t be denied.
Madlib doesn't really manipulate samples that much. He just runs straight loops of obscure ****