Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.

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  1. I listened to La Di Da De endlessly back in 84 I’m glad that I was hearing something that had longevity coz it felt like a classic

  2. reminds me of the tracks i listened to at 15. think the point of this was some songs have been sampled by others, but the thing is in a different way right? and what that shoes right, is that using samples, right, meamns the same things keep coming back around but with a different sound i guess

  3. Меня семплирование коробит. А сеты, которые Марк сыграл, на мой взгляд, устарели. Или я просто не люблю, когда смешивают фортепиано и рэп 😊

  4. I was hoping that kings dead would pop up in the ted talk till I realized that it was 2014 when this came out 🙁

  5. Legit thought that first perc he added after he slowed down the sample was someone clapping real sarcastically

  6. Lol, I thought the title said “who sampled transformer music” and I thought “that’s an interesting thing to make a whole red talk about and then read the title a second time and it all made sense

  7. So what's the point of videos like this? And who pays to attend something like this? No diss, just curious.

  8. Ted, please pick you audience better. Please! Hip hop is so diverse and these old white guys just don’t get it!

  9. Does it count as sampling, if you just redo some lyrics? I thought of sampling, as literally taking a piece of a song, like an audio file, and reincorporating it into your own thing.


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