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Where did all the samples go?

There’s a great interview with Chuck D and Hank Shocklee right here at Stay Free! Magazine. Another first-hand reminder that creative, collage sampling didn’t disappear from hip-hop because it went out of style, but because it just got way too expensive and legally cumbersome. It’s not hyperbole when we say that the major labels shut down an art form. (but don’t worry, we’re gonna get it back)

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