Study Based on Girl Talk’s Music Suggests Sampling Helps Sell Original Music

There is a new study disputing the claim that sampling may have harmful consequences on the authors of the original works used. While Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DJ and producer Girl Talk’s mashups may sound completely normal for people who were born listening to Michael Jackson and MC Hammer, their use of samples still raises much controversy […]

Copyright Criminals (2009) [Documentality]

One thing is for certain, and George Clinton said it : ” Funk music is the DNA of Hip Hop”. What would Hip Hop music be without samples that patch up sounds from different sources to create something completely new? For our fourth chapter of Documentality, Elementality presents “Copyright Criminals”, a doc that explains the debate […]

Skyzoo – Jansport Strings (video clip)

After his successful collaboration album “Live From The Tape Deck” with producer Illmind, Skyzoo is releasing a highly anticipated full feature album, after a few critically acclaimed mixtapes and collaborations with producers like Jay Dee and 9th Wonder. His new album “A Dream Deferred” will be released on October 2nd on The Faculty/Duck Down Music […]