1938 artists have been sampled.697 Soul385 Jazz502 Pop, Rock, Alternative30 Blues Samples47 Reggae35 Old School Rap22 Comedy52 Soundtracks44 Easy Listening, Loungecore, Vocal, Traditional Pop19 Electronica, Avant-Garde, New Age11 Childrens17 Latin, Salsa18 World13 Classical, Neo-Classical & Opera6 Country2 Gospel7 Novelty, Vanity7 Compilations5 Library19 Unknown
The FAQ has 15083 different samples by 3036 sampling artists.
The FAQ lists 3847 albums with 3847 samples.

Most sampled songs
Rank # Samples Artist Name Song Name
1 184 Brown, James "Funky Drummer"
2 127 Sly & the Family Stone (Stone, Sly) "Sing a Simple Song"
3 116 Honey Drippers "Impeach the President"
4 112 Collins, Lyn "Think (About It)"
5 100 Brown, James "Funky President"
6 94 Bliss, Melvin "Synthetic Substitution"
7 80 Clinton, George "Atomic Dog"
8 74 Kool and the Gang "N.T."
9 71 Emotions "Blind Alley"
10 67 Brown, James "The Payback"
11 63 James, Bob "Nautilus"
12 60 Skull Snaps "It's a New Day"
13 59 Parliament "Flashlight"
14 59 Brown, James "Get Up, Get into It, Get Involved"
15 59 ESG "UFO"
16 51 Zapp "More Bounce to the Ounce"
17 50 Ohio Players "Funky Worm"
18 50 Byrd, Bobby "Hot Pants. . . I'm Coming, I'm Coming, I'm Coming"
19 46 Kool and the Gang "Jungle Boogie"
20 46 Mohawks "The Champ"
21 46 Incredible Bongo Band "Apache"
22 45 Tex, Joe "Papa Was Too"
23 44 James, Bob "Take Me to the Mardi Gras"
24 39 Donaldson, Lou "Ode to Billy Joe"
25 39 Squier, Billy "Big Beat"
26 37 Soul Searchers "Ashley's Roachclip"
27 37 Scott, Tom "Sneakin' in the Back"
28 37 Mountain "Long Red"
29 34 Funkadelic "Knot Just (Knee Deep)"
30 34 Funk Inc. "Kool is Back"
31 33 White, Barry "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Babe"
32 33 J. B.'s, The "The Grunt"
33 33 Sly & the Family Stone (Stone, Sly) "You Can Make it if You Try"
34 32 J. B.'s, The "Blow Your Head"
35 32 Five Stairsteps "Don't Change Your Love"
36 32 Winstons, The "Amen Brother"
37 32 Average White Band "Schoolboy Crush"
38 32 Donaldson, Lou "Pot Belly"
39 31 Dorsey, Lee "Get out of My Life, Woman"
40 31 Johnson, Syl "Different Strokes"
41 30 Washington, Grover, Jr. "Hydra"
42 30 Byrd, Bobby "I Know You Got Soul"
43 29 Miller, Steve Band "Fly Like an Eagle"
44 28 Lafayette Afro Rock Band "Hihache"
45 28 Brown, James "Give it up or Turnit a Loose"
46 27 Fulsom, Lowell "Tramp"
47 27 Funkadelic "Good Ole Music"
48 27 Headhunters "God Made Me Funky"
49 26 Brown, James "Escape-ism"
50 26 McCrae, George "I Get Lifted"

Most sampled artists
Rank # Samples Artist Name
1 907 Brown, James
2 294 Kool and the Gang
3 280 Parliament
4 254 Sly & the Family Stone (Stone, Sly)
5 198 J. B.'s, The
6 195 James, Bob
7 184 Funkadelic
8 183 Hayes, Isaac
9 147 Collins, Lyn
10 136 Ohio Players
11 133 Meters
12 116 Honey Drippers
13 116 Average White Band
14 113 Donaldson, Lou
15 110 Zapp
16 104 Mayfield, Curtis
17 101 Ayers, Roy (Ubiquity)
18 101 Isley Brothers
19 97 Washington, Grover, Jr.
20 97 Jones, Quincy
21 95 Gaye, Marvin
22 94 Emotions
23 94 Bliss, Melvin
24 91 Clinton, George
25 87 Prince
26 85 Byrd, Bobby
27 85 Hancock, Herbie
28 78 Earth, Wind & Fire
29 78 White, Barry
30 66 Lewis, Ramsey
31 64 Tex, Joe
32 63 Skull Snaps
33 62 Green, Al
34 60 ESG
35 59 Crusaders
36 59 B. T. Express
37 57 Blackbyrds
38 56 Axelrod, David
39 54 Thomas, Rufus
40 54 McCann, Les
41 54 Wonder, Stevie
42 53 Benson, George
43 51 Scott, Tom
44 51 Incredible Bongo Band
45 50 Adderley, Cannonball (Quintet)
46 50 Bar-Kays
47 49 Miller, Steve Band
48 48 Byrd, Donald
49 48 Commodores
50 48 Jackson, Michael
51 47 Five Stairsteps
52 47 Funk Inc.
53 46 Mohawks
54 44 Johnson, Syl
55 44 James, Rick (and the Stone City Band)
56 43 Jackson 5 / Jacksons, The
57 42 Soul Searchers
58 42 Bootsy's Rubber Band, (Collins, William "Bootsy")
59 42 Jamal, Ahmad
60 41 Led Zeppelin
61 41 Rose Royce
62 40 Dorsey, Lee
63 40 Fatback (Band, The)
64 40 O'Jays
65 40 Rushen, Patrice
66 39 Love Unlimited Orchestra
67 39 Squier, Billy
68 39 Franklin, Aretha
69 39 Riperton, Minnie
70 39 Young-Holt Unlimited (Trio)
71 39 Withers, Bill
72 38 Mountain
73 38 Weather Report
74 38 Watson, Johnny "Guitar"
75 38 Lafayette Afro Rock Band
76 36 McLaren, Malcolm
77 35 Kraftwerk
78 35 Castor, Jimmy Bunch
79 35 Gap Band
80 33 Headhunters
81 32 Chic
82 32 Mandrill
83 32 Pryor, Richard
84 32 Winstons, The
85 32 New Birth
86 31 Hubbard, Freddie
87 31 Hathaway, Donny
88 31 Harris, Eddie
89 30 War
90 30 Cameo
91 30 Afrika Bambaataa (& the Soulsonic Force, & the Jazzy Five)
92 30 Dramatics, The
93 29 Hendrix, Jimi
94 29 Ross, Diana
95 29 Roger (Troutman)
96 29 McCrae, Gwen
97 29 Queen
98 29 Laws, Hubert
99 29 Temptations
100 28 DeBarge

Most samples found:
Rank # Samples Artist Name
1 218 De la Soul
2 197 Public Enemy
3 188 Beastie Boys
4 173 Ice Cube
5 161 A Tribe Called Quest
6 147 Big Daddy Kane
7 142 Gang Starr
8 127 Pete Rock & CL Smooth
9 122 EPMD
10 120 Eric B and Rakim
11 112 LL Cool J
12 108 Jungle Brothers
13 103 DJ Shadow
14 96 Tupac
15 90 NWA
16 81 DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
17 79 Brand Nubian
18 79 Schoolly D
19 78 Compton's Most Wanted
20 78 Cypress Hill
21 76 Biz Markie
22 76 NaS
23 74 Masta Ace
24 73 3rd Bass
25 73 Heavy D
26 72 Jay-Z
27 72 Redman
28 72 Ultramagnetic MCs
29 69 Beatnuts
30 68 Common
31 68 Digital Underground
32 66 Above the Law
33 65 Ice T
34 63 Black Sheep
35 61 Chubb Rock
36 60 Boogie Down Productions
37 59 Lord Finesse
38 57 Run-DMC
39 57 X-Clan
40 56 Geto Boys
41 52 Das EFX
42 52 Kool G Rap
43 52 Naughty by Nature
44 52 Nice & Smooth
45 52 Pharcyde
46 51 Diamond D
47 51 Digable Planets
48 51 Stetsasonic
49 50 King T
50 50 MC Lyte

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