This is a great discussion. This is one in a series of 9th Wonder and Mark Anthony Neal’s “Sampling Soul.” They bring in Bucknell English Professor James Braxton Peterson for this discussion of Nas’ seminal 1994 album, Illmatic.
I’d love to give exerpts, but that wouldn’t do this justice. Enjoy.
Thanks to Duke University for a forward thinking class, and Nodfactor for the link.