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Old 06-19-2019, 11:55 AM
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You can (or better, could, nobody except superstars like Kanye West today have the means to clear all their samples) be so very creative using samples (just listen to the Beastie Boys' and the Dust Brother's "Paul's Boutique", an album consisting of hundreds of samples so cleverly compiled and composed into something new that it has a natural flow). But when someone just uses the whole instrumental backing of a song and lays over new lyrics/rapping, that's just lazy. Prominent examples:

I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy (the Police's Every Breath You Take)

Come With Me - Puff Daddy (Led Zep's Kashmir)
And if my thought-dreams could be seen
They’d probably put my head in a guillotine

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