Back to the Originals: Who Sampled It? by PenningtonJ

Champion(s):

IvixorB


Runner(s)-Up:

Dominiquew79
Nice things are everything


Quiz Description

In this audio quiz, I include excerpts of songs sampled by hip-hop artists and artists in other genres. Your job is to identify both the LEAD ARTIST and the SONG that had a hit with the excerpted sample. (Since this quiz includes a decent number of hip hop songs, where featured artists and parenthetical titles are common, I will try to be a lenient grader, but in general LEAD ARTISTS are favored over featured artists & non-parenthetical titles are favored over what's in the parentheses.) As clues, I will give the name of the performer of the source of the sample & some information about the chart history of the hit that included that sample. Where possible, I have tried to find relatively obvious instrumental or vocal samples, as opposed to just basslines and drum breaks which often reappear in multiple hit songs (e.g., the so-called "Amen break" or Billy Squier's "The Big Beat"). Unless otherwise stated, all chart positions are from the Billboard Top 40, although in this case, I will be using more chart positions from the R&B and hip hop charts, not just the pop charts.

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18 Vintsanity 176 30 00
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Sampled Artist: Timmy Thomas; Hit Song: #2, US R&B/Hip-Hop #1 (2015)

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Drake, Hotline Bling

Sampled Artist: Tom Scott & the California Dreamers; Hit Song: #58, US Hot Rap Tracks #1 (1992)

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth, They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)

Sampled Artist: Lata Mangeshkar & S.P. Balasubrahmanyam; Hit Song: #9, US Mainstream Top 40 #1, US Dance Club Songs #1 (2004)

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Britney Spears, Toxic

Sampled Artist: Linda Lyndell; Hit Song: #3 (1993)

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Salt-n-Pepa (with En Vogue), Whatta Man

Sampled Artist: Lalo Schifrin; Hit Song: US #56, UK #57 (1994); UK #13 (1995 re-release)

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Portishead, Sour Times

Sampled Artist: Continent Number 6; Hit Song: #22, US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop #22, US Hot Rap Songs #14 (2010)

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Kanye West, Power

Sampled Artist: Joe Cocker; Hit Song: #1, #1 US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop, #1 US Hot Rap Singles (1996)

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2Pac (featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman), California Love

Sampled Artist: The Charmels; Hit Song: #64, #32 US R&B, #8 US Rap (1994)

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The Wu-Tang Clan, C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)

Sampled Artist: McCoy Tyner; Hit Song: #57, US Hot R&B #21, US Hot Rap Singles #1 (1991-1992)

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Black Sheep, The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)

Sampled Artist: Herbie Hancock; Hit Song: #4, UK #2, US Hot Dance Club Play #1 (1990)

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Deee-Lite, Groove Is In the Heart

Sampled Artist: Sly & the Family Stone; Hit Song: #17, US Rap Singles #1 (1991)

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LL Cool J, Mama Said Knock You Out

Sampled Artist: Isaac Hayes; Hit Song: #23, US R&B #10, US Rap #1 (1991)

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Geto Boys, Mind Playing Tricks on Me