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‘Copyright Criminals’ Doc Examines Sampling in Hip-Hop

As hip-hop grew into a legitimate genre that sold millions of albums, a battle developed between producers sampling old records and copyright holders that tried to stop the flow of music...

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Ras Kass Samples Mel Gibson Rants in New NSFW Track

One of the perks of hip-hop is that culture provides near instant responses to some of the biggest viral news stories -- think back to Cam'ron's 'Amber Lamps' that sampled the still-hilarious AC Bus Fight clip...

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Name That Tune: Songs Notorious for Their Use of Sampling

Once controversial, the practice of sampling is now generally regarded as a viable artistic method of production and a mostly legitimate commercial endeavor...

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New Documentary Explores Sample-Based Legal Battles in Hip-Hop

The new music documentary 'Copyright Criminals' takes a magnified look at samples in hip-hop and the resulting, endless copyright battles. The film, which premieres on Tuesday, Jan...

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