10 Classic Albums That Accidentally Ruined Music

Interesting list. Here’s a sample:

Paul’s Boutique – Beastie Boys
First off, I’m pretty sure that Paul’s Boutique has more samples in it than any other record ever made. The reason for this is because it was released before any real copyright laws had been set in place when it came to sampling. Over 105 songs were sampled on the album and the sampling for Boutique was uncleared. This was of course only possible before Grand Upright Music, Ltd. vs. Warner Bros. Records Inc., the landmark case against Biz Markie by Gilbert O’Sullivan, which changed the process and future of hip-hop sampling. Due to this court case the sound of hip-hop music was changed drastically and, if it wasn’t for Boutique setting these wheels in motion, who knows what might have been.

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