The foundations of Hip Hop are built on sampling old funk tracks - and many great producers have built their careers on the art of flipping a sample. Without a budget and by unorthodox ways, guerrilla filmmaker Mike Redman managed to speak to both sampling pioneers like Afrika Bambaataa, Public Enemy, DJ Premier, DJ Shadow, Jazzy Jeff and Madlib, as well as legendary jazz and funk artists like Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Larry Graham en Idris Muhammad. The result is an in depth look at the art and culture of sampling and here is your chance to catch the last screening in the Netherlands EVER (ok, at least for now) with an introduction by Mike and special guest Rudeboy (ex-Urban Dance Squad, The Gwoof). Don’t expect this film online or on DVD... as the title suggests, it’s Not For Sale!
Whether it is music, literature, architecture, visual art or film making – recycling is a dominant theme across the spectrum of art. Within music, this phenomenon is labeled as ‘sampling’. Although recycling music (sampling) is widespread, particularly in Hip Hop, it doesn’t make it any less delicate an issue. In a way that consciously and cleverly reflects the subject matter itself, Mike explores the grey area’s of sampling culture. The film has won the ‘best music film’ award at the Hamburg film festival and is officially adopted by the Cornell University archive. The mission of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC) is to collect and make accessible the historical artifacts of Hip Hop culture and to ensure their preservation for future generations.
© 2012 / 120 min