Which Artists Have Been Sampled the Most?

If you’re interested in the area of sampling, there’s no better source of data than WhoSampled, a repository of who has re-purposed what.  Priceonomics recently did a story on the site and offers this chart of the most-sampled artists of all time.



James Brown has such a huge lead because of one piece of music:  the “Funky Drummer” sample.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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