Chuck D and Hank Shocklee Interview

How Copyright Law Changed Hip Hop is a real interesting interview with Public Enemy's Chuck D and Hank Shocklee on sampling and copyright and remixing.

Stay Free!: As you probably know, some music fans are now sampling and mashing together two or more songs and trading the results online. There's one track by Evolution Control Committee that uses a Herb Alpert instrumental as the backing track for your "By the Time I Get to Arizona." It sounds like you're rapping over a Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass song. How do you feel about other people remixing your tracks without permission?

Chuck D: I think my feelings are obvious. I think it's great.

Chuck D is pretty cool.

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