February 19, 2011


As the hook goes in the NaS song, " No idea is original there is nothing is new under the sun, it's never what you do it's how it's done".
Well in all forms of various industries, I learned everything that's considered great is always either a blend or a repackaged idea, and in most cases it's a combination of the two factors. Hennessy is a classic example of blending, it's a blend of 40 different "eaux-de-vie", which is a combination of aging, and distilling of grapes used to make a great Cognac. The proof of remix can be shown using the Nas song "No Idea's", which is a remix in two forms. First the sample is a Barry White Song titled "I'm Gonna Love You, Just A Little More", which was later sampled by Eric B. & Rakim to be used for the song "As The Ryhme Goes On". Even a recent blockbuster Inception was a combination of two cartoons influenced by a Donald Duck cartoon and a Japanese Anime film titled "Paprika". I remember when I 1st saw movies like Kill Bill, The Departed, or even Terminator. I said that these movies were similar to Japanese Films. The Departed was a remake of Infernal Affairs, and Terminator movies reminded me of Ghost In A Shell. As far as Kill Bill see the below footage.

Everything Is A Remix: KILL BILL from robgwilson.com on Vimeo.

Check out the "Everything is a Remix" below produced by Kirby Ferguson and Robert Wilson.

Everything is a Remix Part 2 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

So with that said in doing samples over or creating a remix always give props to the ORIGINATOR. Also enjoy thie No Idea's mixtape by my homie DJ Soul (Part 2 drops in two weeks) its current Rap/Hip-Hop records and include the original samples.
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These movies are great by the way. lol

1 comment:

Ian said...

Whattup, Geno? These movies need to be shared everywhere so people can stop accusing hip-hop of being the only art-form that borrows from other sources and what came before it!