Hip-hop was originally the creation of DJs, but people can make too much of this, and what they make of it is usually wrong. Two guys in the last month have told me in tones of great significance that hip-hop is built on sampling, implying that anyone who builds it on drum machines and tape loops and musicians is doing it wrong. The big point is supposed to be that the DJs who invented hip-hop were using other artists' records to create their own work—which is true as far as it goes, but it isn't really a... More >>>