Greg Tate Compares Sampling to Beboppers

Hip Hop Journalist Greg Tate draws parallels between the emergence of modern/bebop jazz in the 1940s and the the culture of sample based hip hop. In both cases black artists were performing live remix performances, putting their own takes popular songs of the time.

A lot of people look at hip-hop sampling as doing what be-boppers did— taking standards of the day and putting a new melody on top of it.

—Greg Tate


*McLeod, Kembrew; DiCola, Peter (2011-02-21). Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling. Duke University Press. Kindle Edition.

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