On production values in the hip-hop industry.
Sorry about the lack of posts to date. Packing up the house to move soon, so busy, busy, busy.
Anyway. Coming home from the shops, Jay-Z’s new track “Young Forever”* came on. We were discussing how artists feel about their tracks being sampled – and how as long as the royalties keep coming then not many would be too annoyed about it – when Lisa suddenly stopped and cocked her head to listen to the music properly.
“You can’t really call that sampling,” she said. “It’s just a cover of the song being played and Jay-Z talking over the top of it. It’s like Mystery Science Theatre, but with music.”
So there you go. Jay-Z isn’t actually a music producer. He’s being held prisoner by an evil scientist who makes him talk over the top of tracks from the 80′s, then sells them to the music industry for massive amounts of money.
*Switching the words round obviously changing the track completely, yo!