What's Good Everybody?
I remember the first time I heard Lupe Fiascos "The Show Goes On". I was pissed. Modest mouse was a group I had a lot of respect for and I felt like Kane Beatz had no real talent and was just "cheating" to make music. For a long time I couldn't even listen to that song when it came on the radio. I thought "WTF!!!!" this song isn't that old, he's stealing their music. It wasn't until I stepped back and realized that what I was doing wasn't any better. Yeah my samples weren't from 2004 but they WERE from the 1970's. Im pretty sure the OGs were pissed when hip hop started sampling The Ojays and Temptations. My point is that I no longer feel that its wrong to sample newer music; In fact, my next mixtape will have a lot music that is sampled from newer songs. Sampling is sampling and good music is good music. Selling that music is a different story tho.
What are your thoughts on sampling newer music? Is it wrong or is it Ok?