Shock G Compares Sampling to Photography

Hip hop artist Shock G make an analogy between sampling and taking a picture.

Perhaps it’s a little easier to take a piece of music than it is to learn how to play the guitar or something. True, just like it’s probably easier to snap a picture with that camera [looks at camera] than it is to actually paint a picture. But what the photographer is to the painter is what the modern DJ and computer musician is to the instrumentalist.

-Shock G

*Attribution:McLeod, Kembrew; DiCola, Peter (2011-02-21). Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling (Kindle Locations 1265-1268). Duke University Press

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