Marley Marl Talks Hip-Hop, Sampling, The Bridge Wars

Sep 22, 2013

Widely considered a seminal figure in the hip-hop moment for his invention of the process known as sampling, New York DJ Marley Marl speaks with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley for NPR's Microphone Check series.  Marl describes his memories of  discovering sampling—the act of utilizing sounds recorded from other records—as well as his love for synth-pop pioneer Giorgio Moroder and working with LL Cool J. 

New York DJ Marley Marl's In Control Vol. 1 was released in 1988.
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