Sampling has been a huge part of music for the last couple decades. Back in the 1970s, DJs experimented with manipulating vinyl on two turntables and gave birth to hip hop music, the first popular music genre based originally around the art of sampling. Which leads us to today’s music where sampling in hip hop and electronic music is still widely used to create a hit. For instance Avicii & Flo Rida’s use of Etta James’ “Something’s Got A Hold On Me.” or Big Sean “Dance A$$” use of Mc Hammer – “Can’t Touch This” which in turn sampled Rick James’ “Super Freak”. A great reference website that every DJ should have bookmarked is If you’ve ever wondered where your favorite artist got inspiration for the song that made them famous that should be your first stop.

We are starting a new piece called Who Sampled where every week we will highlight some of today’s biggest hits and songs of the past and show the original that came first. All songs and edit’s will be available for download here on DMS. After the jump check out this weeks Who Sampled highlights.

1. First up is the original track – Thomas Dolby “She Blinded Me With Science” (Sample appears at: 0:56) and the Who Sampled artist is – Mobb Deep “Got It Twisted” (Sample appears at: 0:22)


Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science (Short ReDrum)

Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted (DIRTY)

2. Next is the original track – The Waitresses “I Know What Boys Like” (Sample appears at: 0:06) and the Who Sampled artist is – Jay-Z ft Lil Kim & Puff Daddy “I Know What Girls Like” (Sample appears at: 0:56)


The Waitresses – I Know What Boys Like

Jay-Z ft Lil Kim & Puff Daddy – I Know What Girls Like (DIRTY- Jason Bee Short Edit)

3. Next is the original track – Rick James “Mary Jane” (Sample appears at: 0:01) and the Who Sampled artist is – Red Man “Smoke Buddah” (Sample appears at: 0:22)


Rick James – Mary Jane (Menegaux Short Edit)

Redman – Smoke Buddah (CLEAN- Drew Pierce Short Edit)

Drew Pierce

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