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THE ILLUMINATI WAR ON HIP-HOP



The Illuminati escalated the war on Hip hop music in the early 1990s because Hip hop was still so vibrant. They attacked it by making sampling prohibitively expensive. They changed the copyright laws and made each sample super expensive thereby narrowing what a DJ could do signignantly. They basically killed the DJ in hip-hop though some super smart and talented people still kept the craft alive - like Shadow and Eric Sermon.

Hip-hopt prior to 1993 was so musically inventive becauise of sampling. That's what A break beat is, it's a sample. The creativity is in picking the coolest sample, layering it and combining it with other super cool samples into a new strucure - the sum is greater than the parts. No one hear's Entroducing by DJ Shadow and thinks - that's really derivative. IT SOUNDS COMPLETELY LIKE IT'S OWN THING. There are over 1000 different samples in Endtroducing which is 13 tracks some only :25 seconds long some 9:24 minutes long. Sure there are certain themes - David Axelrod's rhythm influence is undeniable. BUT IT IS IT'S OWN THING. And that kind of art form became really hard. Even Shadow was hit with the sampling stuff. He couldn't do another Endtroducing because they Illuminati basically made it clear they'd go after him for every single sample and bankrupt the project. That's why he didn't continue working in that vein. THEY WOULDN'T LET HIM.



This sound familiar? I have Shadow's record of this. One of my most meaninful momentos to me. It represents all the music I discovered thourgh listening to Endtroducing. All that I learned about music. About beats and beat patterns. Opening up things like David Axelrod's work which I knew nothing about prior to that. And I love this song. The sound of the guitar is out of this world and unique and something I never ever would have heard on the radio no matter what radio station I was listening to. (or at least not until DJ Shadow put a long sample of it in Endtroducing.)



Sure there are certain themes - David Axelrod's rhythm influence is undeniable. BUT IT IS IT'S OWN THING. And that kind of art form became really hard. Even Shadow was hit with the sampling stuff. He couldn't do another Endtroducing because they Illuminati basically made it clear they'd go after him for every single sample and bankrupt the project. That's why he didn't continue working in that vein. THEY WOULDN'T LET HIM.

David Axelrod's SONG OF INNOCENCE:


WHY HIP HOP SUCKS IN 96 (equals 69 backwards, 69 = illuminati). The answer by the way is ... IT'S THE MONEY!!!! BTW. this track is :42 seconds long ;)_