How The F*** Does Alchemist Dodge Sample Clearances?

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    Jay-Z - Streets Is Watching is an odd example of this...the original artist would only clear it if the cursing was censored...yet that same song was also sampled and cleared on Emimen - My Name Is a year later :dahell:
     
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    Funny about Alc and other skilled producers in general (though I’ve never met Alc), but when you watch him and listen to him on ‘fukk That’s Delicious’ or any tv show/interview, etcetera, he’s always so bland and uninteresting. Guess that’s why he can’t rap for shyt but still does his thing in the studio behind the boards. Just goes to show that personality doesn’t mean shyt when you dedicate yourself to your craft. He’s a real blue collar gangster on the boards. Grinding every single day.
     
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    ^ Hard work pays off so I take no days off.

    That being said, when he does rap, he doesn't embarass himself. He's better than most of the guys who do it full time.
     
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    He sampling a lot of obscure music and none of the songs are popular singles.
     
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    Side note, I peeped that Russian Roulette album of his, when it dropped, IMHO,
    damn near unlistenable to me, in other words; I wasn't feelin it... AT ALL.
     
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    Well I'm not feeling this pizza I just ate at 5 a.m.
    I'm gonna a vomit in a minute
    So what do u think of that?

    What I'm saying is, flukk you. Alc dont know how to drop wack shyt....its up to the listener to clean the ear wax and LISTEN to the production.
     
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    Ehh... He sucks as a rapper. But he makes good beats.
     
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    Salute, dope post
     
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    lol yeah, its probably because he lives his life indoors behind computer screens for the most part. Heard from multiple rappers that the dude doesnt even eat, just drinks coffee and smokes weed
     
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    2Pac and Mobb Deep both sampled directly Prince's If I Was Your Girlfriend and nothing happened.
     
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    I used to be an A&R for an indie label for most of the 00's. Been out of the game for a little while though. You?

    Good posts BTW
     
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    This is all generally true. Not to be a dikk because I'm a nerd about production, but most of the dudes that are actually 24/7 grinding at beats and some of our favorite producers tend to be really eccentric and strange, or have weird and quirky personalities. Most of them are more introverted in the most introverted people you know. That or they're kind of bland and just not interested in anything else besides music, and it's hard to talk with them about much else. Like, most of the people that like Madlib or Alchemist would get really tired of it if they had to hang out with them for more than day. They'd need a break for sure. It ends up being this weird voyeuristic thing where you're just watching an animal in their natural habitat or some shyt and you end up feeling like you're looking in an aquarium or something.

    When I lived with Khrysis making beats was really 95% of his focus. I mean he'd try to hook up with chicks after live shows and stuff, but in general anytime people were over and shooting the shyt or just chilling, he was plugged in upstairs making beats. I want to be real careful to throw the "spectrum" word around, because I think it gets overused, but a lot of producers that stay in the crates and on the pads non-stop, and never come up for air...IMHO if they're not on the spectrum, they definitely have something different going on upstairs than most of the population. I love beats, and for a civilian I think I like being in the studio, but I used to get exhausted always having to be in the studio. We'd hit like 36 hours and I'd be going fukking nuts bouncing off the walls ready to leave for a couple days and Khrysis would just be getting settled in and warmed up.

    And also, many of the producers that seem more social and more balanced in life still have just managed to hide some of those weird ass tendencies. And some of them do a decent job. Guys like 9th, Tip, and Pharrell come to mind. But if you get with them in the studio in their space then some of their eccentricities will start to creep out.

    @Magnum P.I.M.P. EDIT: The funny thing about Al's rapping is he used to be an English major I think, and you can tell. Some of his storytelling verses are incredibly vivid, and the ones that aren't still often have a lot of clever wordplay. His delivery just often misses the mark entirely for me. He does a few verses that I like though. But not a ton.

    It's not my favorite either. I tried to get into it too.
     
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    Dope post, and I get your point but in my experience and from stories I hear, Marvin's estate seems to be pretty cool and very reasonable to deal with (obviously not counting the Blurred Lines joint).

    I'm not sure about Prince, but I know Big Pooh and Black Milk did an entire project with all Purple Rain samples, and I can't remember if Prince went after them or not. I don't think he did but it was a mixtape and probably not worth it anyways.
     
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    Madlib sounds like a real strange individual. Watching his interviews is a chore because he doesn't seem to enjoy talking or articulating his points. He doesn't even own a cell phone:russ:
     
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    just a fan of the music lol

    It seems sampling is more strenuous nowadays with lawsuits, was it like this in the 90s?
     

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