Music April, 29 2014

Watch “Hunting For Rappers” About the French Musician Behind Some of Hip-Hop’s Most Notable Samples

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What do the likes of Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, MF DOOM and Tyler, The Creator have in common? Enter the world of Alain Mion, a French musician part of a 1970s jazz collective called Cortex whose music has been heavily sampled and influential in crafting the “sound” for some of hip-hop’s biggest acts. Shedding light on his feelings on sampling as well as the financial aspect of the not-so-dirty-little secret in the musical genre, the film from Gasface is certainly enlightening and well-put together.