Is being able to rearrange someone else's creativity into your own work really a talent? A lot of rappers and hip hop artists do this and make money off of it. But then there are people who absolutely couldn't take sounds from somewhere else and make entirely new coherent piece.
- Is Kanye West a good artist?
- Is sampling a shameful way of being classified as a musician?
- Is sampling dancing on the line of piracy and original content, or is it simply one or the other?
I love hearing good sounds, so I'm all in for sampling and samplers making money off of samples. Though, it sometimes disappoints me when I learn a song I've loved forever was just sampled from a much better song.
Kanye West is a god, though. He's got the rap/hip-hop game in control right now. No one is better at this moment.