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Life in the Pop Lane

Will ruling on samples chill rap?

By Renee Graham
Globe Staff / September 14, 2004

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Last week, the biggest news in hip-hop didn't concern a concert tour, a hot new album, or a fresh beef between rappers looking for headlines and attention. Instead, it was a federal appeals court ruling that determined artists must pay for every sample they use, even those that are unrecognizable. (Full Article: 866 Words)

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