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Old 14th May 2019
Originally Posted by atma View Post
Uh, actually I do know how to play a number of instruments, and I do create my own original compositions in other musical styles. However, old-school sample-based hip-hop is all about sampling; that's the point. ALL of the hip-hop that I love and am influenced by is all sample-based.
Right? I don't see any creative difference between sampling and playing an instrument. Its also interesting to see the cognitive dissonance between how labels seem to be getting over on the artists and how you have to follow the rules to make sure your samples are cleared. We have to make sure that the labels/publishers get their due (100% of the publishing) for that 2.5 second snippet of music that you chopped up and made completely unrecognizable.