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Copyright Criminals (2009)

A documentary that examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling.


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Credited cast:
Aesop Rock Aesop Rock ... Himself
Chuck D ... Himself
George Clinton ... Himself
El-P ... Himself
Sage Francis Sage Francis ... Himself
Pam the Funkstress ... Herself
Bobbito Garcia Bobbito Garcia ... Himself
Miho Hatori ... Herself
Mr. Len Mr. Len ... Himself
Mix Master Mike Mix Master Mike ... Himself
Prefuse 73 Prefuse 73 ... Himself
DJ Q-Bert DJ Q-Bert ... Himself
Pete Rock Pete Rock ... Himself
Shock-G Shock-G ... Himself (as Humpty Hump)
Hank Shocklee Hank Shocklee ... Himself


A documentary that examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling.

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This Is a Sampling Sport


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19 September 2009 (Canada) See more »

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Made in the spirit of hip-hop
5 March 2011 | by eyalnowSee all my reviews

This documentary was made in the spirit of hip hop, by people who obviously know, understand, love and appreciate hip hop and the ideas that are presented by and through it. It was touching to see Clyde Stubblefield - James Brown's ex drummer - who was the creator of funky drummer - the most sampled piece of music - who is happy for others using his creation, does not care about the money, and only as a side note mentions that some gratitude would have been appropriate, but doesn't make a big deal out of it. It was also nice to hear views which are against sampling, with one of them being something like "sampling isn't creative, but in anyway the law should not be involved". Highly recommended to anyone who likes Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B or even popular music.

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