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When it comes to record releases, sample clearance can be a major hurdle for artists. A prime example is the rich rap history of De La Soul, whose pivotal works have yet to see the light of streaming simply because getting the appropriate parties to sign off on every sample feels that prohibitive.
Lucky for Kid Cudi fans, the wilder days of rap are long past and record companies have learned from the De La Soul debacle. (Though it's still bullshit we can't all jam out to 3 Feet High and Rising on Spotify)