The most sampled musicians of all time

You've definitely heard a lot of their work

Stars Insider

05/07/21 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Sampling

Sampling isn't a new phenomenon in music. It's the process of taking a melody, a drum part, a rhythm, or basically any snippet of sound from one recording and putting it in another song. Usually, the snippet will be treated in some way. The pitch will be changed, or it could be slowed down or sped up so that it makes sense in its new musical context. This is huge in hip-hop music and in pop music, too.

Each time someone is sampled in another record, they receive (or should receive) a royalty on the new song, meaning they get paid. Whether we know it or not, samples are used in the music we listen to all the time. To discover the most sampled artists of all time, click through this gallery.


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