Check out this interview with highly creative, idiosyncratic producer Rolled Gold (aka Harry Metz) who is central to the hip-hop renaissance that's happening in Philadelphia right now. Read the interview here. In the interview RG speaks about his most recent release, Salty and how he sees sampling as a bridge, as a way into hip-hop for the sceptical (alongside his plan to be Philly's Adrian Younge).
To get a sense of the Rolled Gold warped-hip-pop/hardcore universe, click this. Or have a listen to this earlier track (and one of my favourites) he produced for the Bronx-native, now Philly resident Visto (love that cruisy vibe):