Roots of Hip Hop Traced to a ‘Cosby Show’ Episode

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Questlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson), having just released his autobiography “Mo’ Meta Blues”, was recently interviewed on the Colbert Report and traced the origins of Hip Hop music to a Cosby Show Episode.

In the episode the kids were involved in a car accident with Stevie Wonder and he invites them to his studio to make amends.  He introduces him, and the world it turns out, to his sampler – the ‘Sinclavia’.  From that moment on, the idea of sampling and creating beats out of sampled sounds bore the genre of music we now know as Hip Hop.

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