Nowadays, creating new and original music is very much easier said than done. That being said, a huge part of creating dope hip hip music involves sampling. This is exactly how it sounds: taking a portion, or sample (there it is), of a previous song and reusing it in a difference piece, in an effort to create something (almost) entirely unique. This could mean a specific instrument, such as a drum break, vocals, or a mixture of both. To clarify, a lot of times, rappers and producers aren't doing this because they lack the creativity necessary to make new music, but because they can find ways to turn an already dope track into something entirely new and fresh, while paying homage to those who came before them. Consequently, if they're really good, you won't even notice the sample. This happens more frequently than not.

Here we've compiled a list of 10 records that were sampled abundantly throughout hip-hop history. Which ones are you already familiar with?