Slate has an important article, explored here, too, about an unhappy development in an ongoing war: “Sampling trolls,” which in theory could be the death knell of hip-hop (yes, some people do need a hyperlink there).
I said “in theory.” I don’t think it will happen. I don’t think it should. How exactly this billion-dollar industry gets out of the box is what I don’t think I can predict.
But I can predict this: No one else will ever juxtapose Junior Samples (right) and hip-hop sampling after today. It has been done. History is over.
Originally posted 2006-11-17 01:53:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter