The past, present, and future of soul music in hip hop.

Sampling is not as easy as cutting and pasting. Stereogum breaks down a history of the craft and its modern day iterations, from Kanye to Jamie xx to the Based God.

“Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track “100 Grandkids” off his long-delayed upcoming release, GO:OD AM; Lil B and Chance The Rapper fulfilled their Instagram post’s collaboration promise with the silent release of Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape); and Curren$y, with nothing to gain or lose aside from continuing a consistent stream of releases, dropped his Cathedral EP.”

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