Did the Decline of Sampling Cause the Decline of Political Hip Hop?
Legal and financial limitations have put a damper on a musical tool that once served as an important way for rappers to connect with musical and social history.
Copyright © 2013 by The Atlantic Monthly Group. This article first appeared in The Atlantic, September 2013.
Nielson, Erik. "Did the Decline of Sampling Cause the Decline of Political Hip Hop?" The Atlantic, September 18, 2013. Accessed January 17, 2014. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/09/did-the-decline-of-sampling-cause-the-decline-of-political-hip-hop/279791/.