"Sampling, a key element in hip hop, is subversive. It disrupts the traditional roles of the author and the reader. Sampling is referential at is core, as producers read previously authored musical texts and author new music."
Authorship is inherently connected to power and influence. Just as the act of naming something or naming someone, for that matter, asserts a sort of control over it, we attach our names to art to claim it.
"By placing black male bodies into the classic framework of portraiture, Kehinde Wiley asserts that there is something inherently noteworthy about blackness."
"As someone who moved to New York City seven months ago, I’m aware that it could be a daunting experience." Criticism.