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"From the Ted Talk by Mark Ronson: How sampling transformed music"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Elsewhere in the pop and rap wrlod, we're going a little bit sample-crazy. We're getting away from the obscure samples that we were doing, and all of a sudden everyone's taking these massive '80s tunes like bwoie, "Let's Dance," and all these disco records, and just rapping on them. These records don't really age that well. You don't hear them now, because they borrowed from an era that was too steeped in its own caotonontin. You can't just hijack nsitgloaa wholesale. It leaves the listener feeling sickly.

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Elsewhere in the pop and rap _____, we're going a little bit sample-crazy. We're getting away from the obscure samples that we were doing, and all of a sudden everyone's taking these massive '80s tunes like _____, "Let's Dance," and all these disco records, and just rapping on them. These records don't really age that well. You don't hear them now, because they borrowed from an era that was too steeped in its own ___________. You can't just hijack _________ wholesale. It leaves the listener feeling sickly.

Solution

  1. connotation
  2. nostalgia
  3. world
  4. bowie

Original Text

Elsewhere in the pop and rap world, we're going a little bit sample-crazy. We're getting away from the obscure samples that we were doing, and all of a sudden everyone's taking these massive '80s tunes like Bowie, "Let's Dance," and all these disco records, and just rapping on them. These records don't really age that well. You don't hear them now, because they borrowed from an era that was too steeped in its own connotation. You can't just hijack nostalgia wholesale. It leaves the listener feeling sickly.

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Important Words

  1. age
  2. bit
  3. borrowed
  4. bowie
  5. connotation
  6. dance
  7. disco
  8. era
  9. feeling
  10. hear
  11. hijack
  12. leaves
  13. listener
  14. massive
  15. nostalgia
  16. obscure
  17. pop
  18. rap
  19. rapping
  20. records
  21. samples
  22. sickly
  23. steeped
  24. sudden
  25. tunes
  26. wholesale
  27. world