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Gotye’s Obscure Sample Costs Him $1 Million

What may come has a surprise to many, is that “Somebody that I Used To Know” was formed around an obscure guitar riff from an artist only the hippest of jazz-loving parents will know.

05/13/2013

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2 Chainz Reveals “Dope” Sample, Rapper Roasted By Humorist

When it comes to official rap releases, sample clearances are the proverbial wrench in the works. Which is why 2 Chainz cherished a recent note in which he received the blessings of humorist Tom Lehrer, known for recording song parodies in the 1950s and ’60s.

06/13/2012