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the process of taking brief segments of sound (from a song, movie or elsewhere) and using that sound to form another sound or musical piece.
Kanye West is known for sampling soul songs from the 70's and 80's.
by djestouff March 14, 2006
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The history of sampling comes from African Americans who gave up on their cultural history on playing wonderful music and began to steal other people's music to claim it as there’s.

- The act of stealing music to claim as your own.
When people told him he was sampling good music, he got excited and considered himself a great producer.
by Pete Rock July 14, 2004
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When one gets a Baskin-Robins sampling spoon and sticks it up someones butthole and takes a sample of their poop.
I have been Sampling the girls and guys at my school all year long.
by waitisittuesday October 19, 2012
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The art of traveling around a supermarket or warehouse club where free dood samples are offered. A person can make a tasty meal out of sampling depending on his or her talent. Try not to linger or appear too often at a particular sample station. Also, beware of salsa samples as others may have double dipped the salsa.
Velma: I'm'a on a diet, Shirl. I don't eat fudge bars anymore.

Shirl: They're setting out samples.

Velma: Oh, and let's try the pigs in a poke
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Sampling is an action pop artists and rappers do when they can't come up with an original beat, so they would take an older song and cut it up in certain ways to make it a beat.
The most well-known acts of sampling are "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot being used for "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj, "Dream On" by Aerosmith being used for "Sing For The Moment" by Eminem, "ABC" by the Jackson Five being used for "OPP" by Naughty By Nature and "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross used for "Mo Money Mo Problems" by The Notorious B.I.G.
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The act of taking the complete music from a classic and adding crappy lyrics to it, and in the end claiming it belongs to you.
Guy 1: doesn't this track sound exactly the same? Wtf?
Guy 2: lol it's called sampling bro. It's an 'art'.
by Jesuswasgay August 26, 2017
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When you are already in a relationship, but you have side girls (or side guys). While sampling, you never commit to the side relationships.
Man, I was sampling so many girls last week!
by koolboy537 June 04, 2016
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