Re: [rumori] Dre finally sued

From: Quahogs! (
Date: Sat Nov 02 2002 - 15:30:53 PST

> for the most part, i think sampling is sampling, i dont care what
> the source is. however, what dre did, if the reports from people
> familair with the original source material are true, is just stick
> an entire song over a beat and had a singer and rakim's vocals put
> over it. that is barely even sampling in my eyes, thats just about
> taking a song and using it how you want to.

that's exactly the so-called "UK bootleg" craze, though: putting vocals over
another track. the intent here is different, but the effect is the same,
really. what's interesting is (as someone pointed out already) that a major
label put this track out without clearing it. as far as i'm concerned, dre
(or whoever) can do whatever he wants to.

you can go back further, to the Jams' "The Queen and I," a track that is
essentially ABBA's "Dancing Queen" with a beat and rap vocals added. if you
haven't heard this track, go here: (thanks


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