I have a few questions that deal with some things in hip hop that I've always wondered about.
1. Whats the difference between a break and a loop?
2. What is the legal deal with sampling? Like is an artist allowed to take any part of any song and just use it in his. Does he need a legal confirmation from the artist, producer, recording company? Does he have to pay money to use it? Does he have to pay royalties?
3. What is the difference between a DJ and producer. When a song is actually being created what does the producer do as compared with the DJ.
4. When creating a hip hop beat do producers/DJs use live instruments like real drums, guitars, trumpets to make a beat or do they simply use electronic, pre-recorded instrument sounds or is it a mix?