Famous Samples: Kanye West vs. Curtis Mayfield



Hip hop is based on sampling. The act of taking something else, flipping it, and making it your own. Stealing lyrics and beats should never be a problem if you understand what hip hop really is. But that's a whole different conversation for another time. Just peep the sample.

It's called "Move On Up." Produced in 1970.
The sample was taken, and sped up a bit.

Actually, I think Kanye was sued over this one... I'll cover that later.
Here's the song.
Again, "Move On Up" - Curtis Mayfield

Here's Kanye's, "Touch the Sky"