Part 1 Corrections & Clarifications

by Kirby in


If there's anything else you think should be included, please leave a comment. These corrections will be posted alongside the video and perhaps integrated into a v2 edit. Corrections

  • The Sugarhill Gang samples the bass riff from Chic’s “Good Times” in the 1979 hit “Rapper’s Delight”. The Sugar Hill Gang reperformed the bassline from "Good Times," they didn't sample it.
  • No evidence that Daft Punk sampled "Good Times."
  • In Zeppelin's defense, they never sued anybody. Zeppelin sued Schooly D for sampling "Kashmir" in "Signifying Rapper." Zep also threatened to sue over Little Roger and the Goosebumps's novelty tune, "Gilligan's Island (Stairway)."

Clarifications

  • The term remix originally applied to music. It rose to prominence late last century during the heyday of hip-hop... Several people have pointed out that remixing actually started in Jamaican dance hall music and was imported into New York dub and disco. This is true but I would argue that "it rose to prominence... during the heyday of hiphop" is still correct. The hiphop era is when musical cut-and-paste exploded – it was the major cultural event after which nothing would be the same.
  • To explain, let’s start in England in 1968. Some argue that many examples predate 1968. I agree but what I was meaning to say was more like, "We could start this story at any point in history, but let's go with 1968." If I do another version of the video, I might rephrase this somehow.