Chop up Jazz, loop up the Rock
Sample the Blues, call it Hip-Hop
Hip-hop is a living, breathing organism concocted from the sounds of many genres. When broken down into the elements, hip-hop has been influenced by all of the musical styles mentioned above.
“Sampling” or remixing, changing the tempo, or flat out using another song as part of, or the whole of your production is a major part of hip-hop production from its roots to the modern day.
Look no further than these famous producers, all instrumental in sampling:
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