The End of Original Music?

31 Oct

This song scared me. Will we reach a time where we’e exhausted all original music, used up all the delightful melodies and beats. Used all the notes within our range of hearing. Will my kids only know music that’s a remix or mashup? Probably not. But its not out of the question.

The number of samples used in “original” pieces these days is becoming scary. Yes, you can argue that all artists are inspired by each other and it requires creativity to add your own twist BLAH blah, but in this song Lupe took it pretty far and literally raped and pillaged Modest Mouse’s “Float On”. It’s acceptable when a sampling/cover is put on an EP or something on the side, but this will be on Lupe’s upcoming studio album Lasers…. Can’t deny that I like it though.

-Him

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