For use with questions pertaining to songs which contain samples of other songs in them. Do **not** use this tag when referring to bitrates or other digital-based questions (i.e. sampling rates used in SACD).
Sampling is the term used when pieces of songs are broken down into smaller chunks and inserted in other songs. Usually this includes either a beat or rhythm (i.e. Trick Daddy using the guitar riff from Crazy Train in his song "Let's Go"), or a vocal line (i.e. Run-DMC using the vocal line from Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" in their own cover version of the Aerosmith classic).
Sampling is widely used in Hip-Hop, Rap and EDM, though also used to a lesser degree in many other genres.