Any question relating to the use of samples used in media. Do not use this tag to identify a sample, use [identify-this-sample] instead.

A sample is a portion of a sound recording (from movies, different musical works, radio interviews etc.) used in a musical work.

Sampling originated in the 40's, using methods such as tape loops to repeat drum beats, and exploded in the 70's with Hip-Hop DJs using 2 turntables and a mixer to infuse song snippets over a new beat.