In music, sampling is the act of reusing a part of a sound recording, or sample, and turning it into an instrument or component of a new recording. This is usually done with a sampler, which can be a piece of hardware or a software program on a computer as in digital sampling. Sampling is also possible with tape loops or with vinyl records on a phonograph.
As most are aware, hip hop has taken the art mainstream, but other genres have also used sampling from time to time. Sampling has its detractors and some of the most avid opponents to sampling have been from the rock & roll set. Hardcore classic rockers tend to dismiss sampling so I thought it would be interesting to create a playlist filled with songs that sample classic rock riffs prominently.
Hopefully this list will create a good deal of rage among the Camaro-driving mullet set, and point out to the anti-rock, hip hop set that many of their idols thought classic rock was good enough to use.
This playlist is composed of 24 tracks that sample well-known classic rock songs. I have only picked tracks that have easily recognized samples. This way you can have some fun picking the originals out of the mix.
Also, I do apologize in advance for including the Vanilla Ice track here, but "Ice Ice Baby" is among the most hated tracks on the planet in no small part due to its use of the Queen/David Bowie song "Under Pressure".
Please feel free to add the song titles for the rock tracks you hear sampled in this list to the comments. You can listen to the whole thing for free using Rhapsody.
And by all means let us know your views on sampling.
Songs That Sample Classic Rock
1. Personal - Ice-T
2. Rockstar - DJ Z-Trip
3. Sing For The Moment - Eminem
4. He Got Game - Public Enemy
5. Problem Child - 3rd Bass
6. Ya Slippin' - Boogie Down Productions
7. Let's Go - Trick Daddy
8. Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) - Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
9. Don't Mess With Me - Lil' Kim
10. Go Cut Creator Go - LL Cool J
11. It Wasn't Me, It Was The Fame - EPMD
12. Makeshift Message - Eligh
13. Can I Kick It? - A Tribe Called Quest
14. Deep N2 The Game - N 2 Deep
15. Mamolapenga - 2 Live Crew
16. Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic - Public Enemy
17. Classic Material - Leaders of the New School
18. Everybody Wants You To Emerge - Fischerspooner
19. The Cactus - 3rd Bass
20. Ghetto Vampire - Chino XL
21. Conchita Martinez - Saint Etienne
22. I Think I'm In Love With You - Jessica Simpson
23. Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
24. I'll Be Missing You - Diddy