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Copyright Criminals: Hip Hop Sampling

Clip | 5m 33s

This Community Classroom educational module teaches students about sampling and how it came to be widely used in the early days of hip-hop music. It also explores the socio-economic conditions that gave rise to hip-hop as a form of cultural expression, and introduces the seminal work of the rap group Public Enemy.

Aired: 02/04/13

Rating: TV-PG

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