This Community Classroom educational module from Copyright Criminals teaches students about sampling and how it came to be widely used in the early days of hip-hop music. It also explores the socio-economic conditions that gave rise to hip-hop as a form of cultural expression, and introduces the seminal work of the rap group Public Enemy. Paired with Lesson 1 of the curriculum. The film Copyright Criminals was a presentation of PBS Independent Lens.
This resource was developed for the Independent Lens film Copyright Criminals.