Chance joins Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller as the latest big-name rapper to be sued over an unauthorized sample.
Unforgettable... and expensive.
You've heard the Menahan Street Band, even if you've never listened to them.
"He didn't know how huge it would be at the time."
"It was kind of a weird process."
J. Cole and soulful, sample-based production are to eardrums what steak and lobster are to taste buds.
The complete history of one of the best samples of all time.
One of Khaled's most impressive feats was somehow convincing every member of The Fugees to clear a "Fu-Gee-La" sample.
A new court decision should serve as a powerful reminder to producers that not every sample needs to be cleared.
From "Control" to the brand new "Grown Ass Kid," you could make a classic hip-hop album from the dopeness that an uncleared sample killed.
We connected with a 25 year industry veteran, who has worked with Drake, Kendrick and more, to break down the business of clearing a sample.
"You can't be sued if it's a free mixtape" is a hip-hop myth, as Kendrick Lamar's now finding out the hard way.
Sometimes a sample becomes the center of an entire song—just ask Kanye or The Diplomats.
Six years ago we lost one of the most creative producers in music, but it's never too late to hear what made him so great.
Dilla's legendary album "Donuts" turns 10, giving us the perfect chance to listen to the man's legendary music.
Meet the producer Kanye just credited with helping make the "Real Friends" beat.
An obscure '80s band made one of the most sampled songs in hip-hop history. Do you know it?
From JAY Z to The Geto Boys and everyone in between, Pacino's most famous character has inspired many.
When it comes to sampling in hip-hop one producer has used the technique more than any other... and it's not close.