DJ Shadow On World Cafe

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Twenty years ago, DJ Shadow made his debut with an album composed virtually entirely of samples. It was called Endtroducing, and it set a new standard for the creative parameters of hip-hop. In 2016, he’s still pushing the boundaries with his new record, This Mountain Will Fall. In this session, Shadow shares his thoughts on the fine balance between paying homage to hip-hop history and keeping things fresh.