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 Byrd, Bobby "Hot Pants. . . I'm Coming, I'm Coming, I'm Coming"
18 50 Ohio Players "Funky Worm"
19 46 Mohawks "The Champ"
20 46 Incredible Bongo Band "Apache"
21 46 Kool and the Gang "Jungle Boogie"
22 45 Tex, Joe "Papa Was Too"
23 44 James, Bob "Take Me to the Mardi Gras"
24 39 Squier, Billy "Big Beat"
25 39 Donaldson, Lou "Ode to Billy Joe"
26 37 Soul Searchers "Ashley's Roachclip"
27 37 Scott, Tom "Sneakin' in the Back"
28 37 Mountain "Long Red"
29 34 Funk Inc. "Kool is Back"
30 34 Funkadelic "Knot Just (Knee Deep)"
31 33 J. B.'s, The "The Grunt"
32 33 White, Barry "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Babe"
33 33 Sly & the Family Stone (Stone, Sly) "You Can Make it if You Try"
34 32 Average White Band "Schoolboy Crush"
35 32 Donaldson, Lou "Pot Belly"
36 32 J. B.'s, The "Blow Your Head"
37 32 Five Stairsteps "Don't Change Your Love"
38 32 Winstons, The "Amen Brother"
39 31 Dorsey, Lee "Get out of My Life, Woman"
40 31 Johnson, Syl "Different Strokes"
41 30 Byrd, Bobby "I Know You Got Soul"
42 30 Washington, Grover, Jr. "Hydra"
43 29 Miller, Steve Band "Fly Like an Eagle"
44 28 Brown, James "Give it up or Turnit a Loose"
45 28 Lafayette Afro Rock Band "Hihache"
46 27 Headhunters "God Made Me Funky"
47 27 Fulsom, Lowell "Tramp"
48 27 Funkadelic "Good Ole Music"
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 Average White Band
13 116 Honey Drippers
14 113 Donaldson, Lou
15 110 Zapp
16 104 Mayfield, Curtis
17 101 Isley Brothers
18 101 Ayers, Roy (Ubiquity)
19 97 Jones, Quincy
20 97 Washington, Grover, Jr.
21 95 Gaye, Marvin
22 94 Emotions
23 94 Bliss, Melvin
24 91 Clinton, George
25 87 Prince
26 85 Hancock, Herbie
27 85 Byrd, Bobby
28 78 White, Barry
29 78 Earth, Wind & Fire
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 Incredible Bongo Band
44 51 Scott, Tom
45 50 Bar-Kays
46 50 Adderley, Cannonball (Quintet)
47 49 Miller, Steve Band
48 48 Commodores
49 48 Jackson, Michael
50 48 Byrd, Donald
51 47 Funk Inc.
52 47 Five Stairsteps
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 Rose Royce
61 41 Led Zeppelin
62 40 O'Jays
63 40 Dorsey, Lee
64 40 Fatback (Band, The)
65 40 Rushen, Patrice
66 39 Young-Holt Unlimited (Trio)
67 39 Withers, Bill
68 39 Love Unlimited Orchestra
69 39 Squier, Billy
70 39 Riperton, Minnie
71 39 Franklin, Aretha
72 38 Weather Report
73 38 Watson, Johnny "Guitar"
74 38 Lafayette Afro Rock Band
75 38 Mountain
76 36 McLaren, Malcolm
77 35 Castor, Jimmy Bunch
78 35 Gap Band
79 35 Kraftwerk
80 33 Headhunters
81 32 Winstons, The
82 32 New Birth
83 32 Chic
84 32 Mandrill
85 32 Pryor, Richard
86 31 Harris, Eddie
87 31 Hubbard, Freddie
88 31 Hathaway, Donny
89 30 Cameo
90 30 Afrika Bambaataa (& the Soulsonic Force, & the Jazzy Five)
91 30 Dramatics, The
92 30 War
93 29 Temptations
94 29 Hendrix, Jimi
95 29 Ross, Diana
96 29 Roger (Troutman)
97 29 McCrae, Gwen
98 29 Queen
99 29 Laws, Hubert
100 28 Coffey, Dennis

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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