Want to know the moment that changed Hip-Hop forever? Of course you do. And Questlove has the answer.
During his appearance on last night’s The Daily Show, Quest explained how an episode of The Cosby Show influenced a whole generation of artists.
The episode in question featured Stevie Wonder inviting the Huxtables to his studio after a mishap involving a car accident. During the session, he shows Theo and Denise the art of sampling. Questlove believes that this moment showed a generation of artists how to produce. It’s quite a brilliant idea, if not a bit of a reach.
But who am I to argue with a guy wearing a Scrabble tie? Go cop Mo Meta Blues as it’s sure to be a great read by a scholar and a gentleman.
And here’s the Cosby Show clip in question.
Via The Daily Show