This blog is merely to get an opinion from readers. I'll ask a question and you give me your thoughts in the comments.
Here we go.
When a rapper samples another song in their work, do you believe that this is merely showing respect to the original song and artist or pure laziness where the rapper doesn't have to come up with their own hook?
I heard a couple new rap joints that sampled Jason Mraz's "I'm Your's" and Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek" on the way back from Texas yesterday. I didn't know what to think and before I go any further possibly influencing someone's answer, I will stop there.