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All Samples Are NOT Cleared: A Year Later

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If you’ve been a reader of the site for some time, you may remember a controversial article posted a little over a year ago called All Samples Are NOT Cleared. A year later, that article is still one of the most talked about posts on this site. To fill in those that are in the dark, we posted a sample set to Madvillain‘s Madvillainy (great set btw). Not even days after the set was posted, I get a MySpace message from Quasimoto asking that the set be removed, saying that these sets are not good for hip-hop. This is where the fun began. To this day I don’t know what was more controversial, the fact that someone at Stones Throw asked that the set be taken down, or the fact that I complied.

Anyway, everything is documented in last year’s article & comments. Fast forward a year later, Guy over at hhhead.com gets wind of the whole deal and decides to contact Madlib himself to get his take. Granted it is a year later, but the controversy is still fresh in Madlib’s head. He offer’s up his thoughts on the whole debate, but the main thing that gets me is that he says that no one at Stones Throw ever reached out to me… FALSE. After reading Madlib’s rebuttal, I offered my final thoughts to Guy on the whole situtation.

Without getting into to much detail, head on over to HHHead.com to read Madlib’s response and my rebuttal and check out Ivan’s response at Hip-Hop Is Read.

To conclude this little rant, this whole fiasco was the beginning of why there are certain samples that will not be compiled here on the site. And for those wondering who all is on the list, these are the artists that we will not be compiling sample sets for (so don’t bother requesting). If you are an artist/producer and wish to be included, just ask!

  • Madlib
  • Jake One
  • Black Milk
  • Statik Selektah

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Owner - Kevin is the owner and founder of KevinNottingham.com. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA he now resides in South Florida. In addition to this site he runs HiPNOTT Records, a small independent Hip Hop label and is an Executive Producer of the documentary film DEMOS: An Independent Artist's Guide To Success. Other than music, he is a techie by trade and holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology.
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