(AllHipHop Features) Excitement was in the air at the exclusive Tracklib studio session recently held at Erick Sermon's Def Squad studios in Ronkonkama, Long Island about two hours outside of NYC. Legendary music executive and founder of Tommy Boy Records, Tom Silverman, joined Erick Sermon and super producer Rockwilder to introduce Tracklib, a game changing new online service that makes it easy and affordable for artists and producers to clear samples legally.
Def Squad Studio was lined with gold and platinum plaques as a small group of journalists were led to Erick Sermon's private studio in the back to witness an unofficial 'Ted Talk' about sampling in the music industry and how Tracklib is prepped to revolutionize the game.
"Some people would say the fifth pillar of Hip hop is sampling because where would Hip hop be without sampling," said Tom Silverman. "I don't know if there would be Hip hop without sampling."
"Tracklib has so many dope songs that you never heard before. Even though theres about 50 thousand songs on there now, I've been doing this for thirty years, the first twenty samples on there I never heard before," said Erick Sermon.
"The great thing about it is creativity becomes digital and super fast like 10,000 times faster than traditional creativity. You can search by beats per mit, by key, by year of release, by genre."
"It's the ills sh*t for a producer, I don't care who you are " - Erick Sermon
"As well as sampling on tracklib, I definitely want to be one of the people who contribute to track lib as far as having my own original content." said Rockwilder
"Now you're able to afford the sample at a really cool price, get it cleared right in front of you and then its yours," said Erick Sermon.