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As YunVeroz put it in a news post back in 2008:

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Sampling is the bastard, inbred child of music.

It is a recluse, cast away by the tight clique of so-called "legitimate" genres, forced to wallow through a dusty sea of modulated spiral grooves cut into vinyl acetate.

There, it is left to drown, subsequently buried in an underground chamber of veritable appreciation.

There are a few rules to sampling:

1. There are no rules to sampling.

2. You may sample whatever the fuck you please.

3. Refer to rules 1 and 2.

Regardless of what goody-two-shoes proclaim, sampling is an art.

It is the creative process of taking someone's artistic vision and combining it, both with others and one's own, to paint a lush landscape of sound only your ears can see.

It brings to light a plethera of records that have been set aside only to collect dust and grow old.

The sampler's duty lies in reinventing these songs, these sounds, these visions, and bringing them to the surface.

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I completely agree with what Yun has stated and couldn't have said it better myself.

Here is my attempt at re-stating the important facts.

Sampling isn't stealing.

It's taking elements from already recorded pieces of music and, by way way of new ideas, turning them inside out and making them your own.

Sample anything and everything you can get your hands on.

That's my honest opinion.

Leave yours in a comment below.



SAMPLE: NPR (http://www.npr.org/2007/06/08/10882002/the-art-of-sampling)


The sampled speech about sampling really made this one for me. It was worded well(Props to whoever that was) and really presented a great argument. The strings were awesome, kinda sounded like old video game music, with a hip hop twist. And the Navi sample? Well, just more icing on the cake. Great track man!

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LiberalShimmering responds:

The speech is from an NPR article.

Glad you dug the track Jack, and as always, thanks for the continued support!

Hey, this is pretty good. I like how Newgrounds enables users to remix each other's content. It's pretty weird, but you made good use of the strings in my track. The dubs sound a bit weaker on this track, but it sort of goes with the piece as a whole.

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Sounds like the samplers are going to war

real message with substantial truths to it.

All of what we know is built on the shoulders of giants, and nature is the illest sampler
we've ever encountered.

Wish more people knew the joys of sampling

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4.95 / 5.00

Feb 13, 2014
3:08 AM EST
Hip Hop - Olskool
File Info
9.2 MB
4 min 2 sec

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