The Art of Sampling Biggie

The Notorious B.I.G., whose work has been sampled more than 1,684 times.
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Through the art of sampling, producers can reimagine an artist’s original work. They have the tools to resurrect voices that no longer speak and summon sounds left in the distant days of yesteryear.

The practice of sampling isn’t without its hurdles, legal or otherwise, but the conversations that take place between bygone legends and ambitious producers provide us with a link between past and present that transcends time, age and heartbeats.

One of those oft-resurrected legends is Christopher Wallace, otherwise known as The Notorious B.I.G., whose work has been sampled more than 1,684 times.

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