Worrying about using old samples and the legal ramifications… – Page 8 – Samplers, Sampling & Sample Libraries Forum

There is great music out there. Undoubtedly. And Hip Hop certainly doesn’t have a monopoly on great music. But, it’s about preferences, and also social impact that is still relevant. How many revolutionaries or revolutionary thinkers has Hip Hop fostered? We’re talking in the thousands. Maybe millions if you consider the fanbase that actually took it onboard. How many other genres are still doing that today? Speaking truth to power. Partaking in critical analysis of socially accepted norms? Not many I can think of. Not saying they don’t exist, but Hip Hop is probably the only genre that accommodates this aspect at its very forefront, and always will.

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