Ed Lover was privy to a discussion on the radio this morning about music. Two people were debating about the validity of artists like Kanye West and Jay-Z, compared to that of artists like Elvis Presley. As Ed puts it, it’s certainly “one hell of a conversation.”

This prompts Ed to ask whether an artist who samples older music deserves as much credit for being creative as an artist who is building a song from scratch. Monie Love very passionately explains why she believes the answer is a flat out no, while Big City says he disagrees. Click on the audio player above, and check out part two and three below, to hear the two of them go head to head in a spirited debate in this exclusive clip from the “Ed Lover Show.”

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Does An Artist Who Samples Music Deserve As Much Credit As Someone Who Doesn’t? [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]  was originally published on edlovershow.com