I've always wondered why artist sample beats or instruments into their songs, and at first I thought this is a sell out lol...but then i realized art is art; regardless of how its achieved, however there is a difference between copying and pasting someone's direct work and taking it and adding your own personal spin to it. I believe kanye does this effortlessly, using songs that are relevant to his songs and mashing them together or sampling from the other song is art,
another thing I noticed is most videos these days usually have the formula of "butt naked hoes", "ridiculously blinged out jewlery" "cars", and "drugs(alcohol or weed)"...seeing a video that quenches my thirst for art makes for a bomb ass song and also a great story line
sidenote (if you watch Ye's heartless video there's the Campbell soup portrait by Andy Warhol which stood for repetition during the post modernist period; i wonder if hype knew this and incorporated it in the video to show symbolism between it and how the song was sampled?
"you make me smile..with my heart"
Posted by K.T. Mosley