Thursday, September 19, 2013

sampling as political speech

Did the Decline of Sampling Cause the Decline of Political Hip-Hop?  At the Atlantic, Erik Nielson suggests that it might have been a causal factor.  “After all, sampling provided an important engagement with musical and political history, a connection that was interrupted by Grand Upright and the cases after it, coinciding with a growing disconnect between rap music and a sense of social responsibility.”

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