Have you ever driven yourself crazy trying to figure out where a song sample came from? Maybe you've argued with someone about what came first or where it came from. You know you have.
For example, you have probably heard this song (and if you haven't you might want to review your life choices):
But have you heard this one:
Extra points for this one:
It's easy to find samples like this with www.whosampled.com. You can search by artist or song name. They have a huge library of songs. I tried to submit "Prelude (The Pscyho Theme)" as the sample in "Gimmie Some More" but somebody already had. ಠ_ಠ
One of the best parts is the way it displays the samples.
It tells you when the sample appears in both songs so you don't have to wonder if you've found it or click on the video 10,000 times (Like maybe you did for the videos I posted hehehehe). There is also a separate page for each sample, each with the original song's video and the video of the sampled song.
It's a great tool for finding out more about your music and winning arguments. Which one you do more of depends on you. :-)