Sample: Not for Sale (2012)

Guerrilla filmmaker Mike Redman takes an in depth look at the sampling-culture. By unorthodox ways Redman managed to speak to legendary artists and created an uncompromising film that focuses on the creative aspect of this art.


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Credited cast:
Buck 65 ... Himself - Interviewee
The Alchemist The Alchemist ... Himself - Interviewee
Babu Babu ... Himself - Interviewee
Afrika Bambaataa ... Himself - Interviewee
Biz Markie ... Himself - Interviewee
Chuck D ... Himself - Interviewee
George Clinton ... Himself - Interviewee
Bootsy Collins ... Himself - Interviewee
Diamond D Diamond D ... Himself - Interviewee
Jeru The Damaja Jeru The Damaja ... Himself - Interviewee (as Jeru Tha Damaja)
Mr. Dibbs Mr. Dibbs ... Himself - Interviewee
DJ Jazzy Jeff ... Himself - Interviewee (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
DJ Premier DJ Premier ... Himself - Interviewee
Tim Dog Tim Dog ... Himself - Interviewee
Eboman Eboman ... Himself - Interviewee


The use of examples in making new creations is as old as mankind. Even every word we speak is derived from what we have heard before. It is only the combination of how we use words what makes a person 'unique'. The re-use within literature, architecture, Internet and art in the broadest sense of the word is a common thing. Within music is this phenomenon is labeled as 'Sampling'. Sampling can be tracked back a long way in music history, but there was a period in time when it was never before as dominant. In the seventies, from New York's deprived Bronx district, out of need a new music genre and subculture called 'Hip Hop' naturally emerged. Without the ability to get musical training or attend music schools, old Jazz, Funk and Rock records were 'recycled' by making collages by a new generation and the turntable became a musical instrument. Sampling pioneers like Marley Marl and later Public Enemy, showed the innovativeness within the phenomenon and soon the eighties were seen as the ... Written by Anonymous

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2012 (Netherlands) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Mike Redman wrote a book accompanying the film entitled 'The Sample Diary'. It reveals the trials and tribulations that he experienced during the making of the film. See more »

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No authentic record sleeves were harmed during the filming of the intro sequence! See more »

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