Fun fact: the song that J Dilla showed Erykah Badu how to sample ended up being the basis for her song “Didn’t Cha Know.” During an appearance on Mixcloud’s Radio Hour series, Erykah Badu recalled how J Dilla taught her how to sample on an MPC 2000 when they were working together in his basement … Read moreErykah Badu Recalls How J Dilla Taught Her How To Sample On…
“A ruling uprooting these common practices would limit creativity and stifle innovation within the music industry,” the judge overseeing the case between Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman, said. A judge has ruled in favor of Nicki Minaj in Tracy Chapman‘s copyright infringement lawsuit against her. In a report from Billboard, U.S. District Court Judge Virginia … Read moreNicki Minaj Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman’s lawsuit against Nicki Minaj could have real implications toward hip-hop if a ruling is made in her favor. Since hip-hop’s earliest days, experimenting with the limbs of older songs and reaminating them inside of new records has existed. This process, commonly referred to as sampling, is rap’s blood, and across the genre’s history — … Read moreWhat’s At Stake For Sampling In Tracy Chapman & Nicki Minaj’s Lawsuit?
Photo Credit: L. Cohen/WireImage More hip-hop artists are repurposing classic rap moments with modern percussion and techniques. Is sampling early 2000 rap records hip-hop’s answer to the cover song? Last weekend, Drake released “When To Say When,” an introspective track that utilized the Bobby Glenn sample popularized in JAY-Z’s “Song Cry” classic. In case anyone … Read moreEarly 2000 Hip-Hop & R&B is Defining Modern Rap