When I were just a lad (something wrong there, Ed.) we had a prank at primary school in Reading Time when we were supposed to take turns reading to each other in pairs from our respective books. I had 'Heidi' and my friend had 'Oliver Twist' and we were both bored. So we took turns reading a sentence each out of our books, which was both entertaining and subversive at the same time. I like to think that by doing this we were the precursors of sampling, and perhaps contributed in our own small way to the development many years later of hip hop.
Correct me if I'm wrong.