samples

‘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. A documentary film entitled 'Copyright Criminals' explores this clash between sampling and the law...
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. So, when Mel Gibson's recent racist and sexist rants hit the 'Net earlier this month, it …
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. Good public reception of a sample-use often depends on a combination of factors including what is sampled, who is sampled, and how that sample…