The samples used to create this song
EDIT: A more complete list from whosampled.com
Here's a listing of tracks which have sampled Baby Huey's tracks over the years.
EDIT: Just to clarify, I didn't compile this list. It's a hell of a cool website, though.
Link to the song and the sample.
Also some relevant info from a Guardian article about the issue.
>Aphex Twin’s Avril 14th is a plaintive keyboard instrumental which first appeared on 2001’s Drukqs. Used on West’s Blame Game, the sample is un-missable: a looped piano figure under West and John Legend’s verses. Then again, it may not technically be a sample: James admitted that he doesn’t know “what it ended up being in the end”, and instead of using the original recording, West’s collaborators may have re-recorded the piano part. The liner notes for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy do however state that Blame Game “contains elements of Avril 14 by Richard James”, so there is an acknowledgement and therefore a possibility that West did comply and compensate James. The Guardian have contacted Kanye West’s team but a spokesperson has yet to respond to requests regarding this recent claim.
Beat sampled from an Arabic record by Hit-Boy. It had such a classic hip hop feel from a modern producer.
> like musicians actually sat down and recorded the instrumentals (because they did).
What? I may be misunderstanding you here, but it sounds like you're saying NY State of Mind is original instrumentation. If that's the case, it's not true. NY State of Mind samples Mind Rain by Joe Chambers and NT by Kool And The Gang, along with three other songs.
I'd like to direct everyone towards
It's a user-submitted site where you can enter an artist (or a song title) and it'll give you results using YouTube telling you where you might have heard a song before. Really interesting!
Favorite new hobby is the go to whosampled and look up the original song that was sampled. Turns out if your a fan of the sample, your probably gonna like the OG song even if its not typically your type of music. Added about 50 songs to my rotation since last month because of that. Favorite songs so far are either Era or Children of the Ghetto.
Yea. Looks like they were trying to make it sound like the Toxic version. But they could have done a better job at it.
Here's a whosampled link to the song.
Fun fact: this movie helped Indian people marry who they want and not be forced to marry someone.
Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly
Here's the Who Sampled page for a single track: http://www.whosampled.com/Curtis-Mayfield/Give-Me-Your-Love-(Love-Song)/sampled/
Three 6, Snoop, Wale, Pete Rock, Latifah, Z-Ro, Wu, 9th Wonder....
You're joking right? Kanye's a giant music dork, I mean look at the list of artists he's sampled - http://www.whosampled.com/Kanye-West/samples/ . Sure most of it is rap and R and B, but there's also the likes of Can, Bon Iver, King Crimson, and plenty of others on there. Guarantee he would know who Beck is, it's not like he's some underground struggling musician.
One of my favorite albums of all time. The Bomb Squad's production was light years of anything else going on at the time, even Dre and Yella. Compare Bring The Noise to Move The Crowd. They sound like they were made in different eras.
The thing I really loved about PE is they always had a punk rock attitude about them. Fuck the government, fuck White America, fuck Black radio. They were the reasons white boys were wearing Africa medallions and reading up on Malcolm and the Panthers. Not many albums have that kind of impact on people.
And I lost my mind the first time I heard the Flash Gordon sample.
#6 on Spin's Best Albums of the Past 25 Years
#48 on Rolling Stone's Greatest Albums of All Time
I'll never get tired of this album.
It's a drum loop sample from Lyn Collins - Think. Most recently, it's been used in Jamie XX's Gosh, but the use of the sample itself extends back at least two decades.
I love the sample on The Glory.
I also really like the 21st Century Schizoid Man sample on Power. I would have used Devil in a New Dress, but IIRC that's a Mike Dean production.
one of the best DOOM songs ever, imo. So on point lyrically and the production is fantastic. The sample used in this song is amazing as well.
No he didn't. It is not even a remix.
Here is a joined show, in which you can hear the difference.
First of all, the melody itself is a sample
Kanye just took the vocal sample of the hook and created a whole new song around it.
>West worked on "Stronger" with eight different audio engineers and eleven different mix engineers around the world and recorded over fifty versions of the track.
>West mixed "Stronger" seventy-five times, as he could not seem to get the kick drum to sound precisely the way that he wanted it to, amongst other issues.
That sample was first popularized by J Dilla and Madlib back around 2005. It's since been used by MF Doom, Wiz Khalifa, and yes Tyler, the Creator.
I doubt Royce is going through Tyler's catalogue looking for beats.
I know my way when it comes to Funk, R&B and Jazz. But this Isley Brothers track is a classic so if you were around in the 70's you'd probably know it.
PS if you are looking for what samples where used in a track, there's also a site dedicated to that whosampled
Nice idea, but not anything crazy. And I thought that beat was quite poor
In this case, perhaps. However, many fantastic albums such as Since I Left You, Paul's Boutique, and Endtroducing, all could not have been possible to make without the samples they used. Sampling in itself is its own kind of artform, especially when multiple samples are placed together to create an entirely new song that doesn't sound like anything else.
Take, for instance, the title track from the aforementioned Since I Left You. The WhoSampled page counts at least 8 songs used to make the song, but there are rumors that many more have been used. Sure, one could say that the band could have re-recorded it all in a studio, but would it have the same sound? Would it have a same feeling of eclecticism? I agree that limits on sampling are needed when one song is used egregiously in another or something like that, but to say the artistic freedom argument is ridiculous is, well, ridiculous in its own right.
Isn't it actually a Dr. Dre song featuring Jay Z that samples them? Either way, Kraftwerk never sued either of them, even though they are normally relentless when it comes to that sort of thing. This leads me to believe that Dre's label cleared it with Kraftwerk's label without directly talking to the artists themselves.
That's because it's a sample you tard. It's not like they weren't credited or anything, considering isaac brock is credited as a writer and they'd have been payed for it.
They also sample quite often
Childish Gambino - R.I.P. I was really impressed with the song until I looked it up. Bun B's verse is still sick though
Wrong, the original track is Cortex - Huit Octobre 1971. Dilla and Madlib used a really short portion of it one year before, not mention Khalifa and Wale.
Yeah. He sampled the string-heavy Wes Montgomery cover of Eleanor Rigby.
I wonder if Sisqo had to pay Wes Montgomery or Lennon & McCartney.
Oh yeah... lots of samples.
Here's the Wikipedia.
Also check out WhoSampled for YouTube links to the specific portion of the song that was sampled. (Donuts starts at the very bottom of the page I linked)
Here's that. It's definitely the same pad melody. Doesn't feel that much slower but just different synths and drums. Feels like an intentional sample. Who sampled had D4L - I'm Da Man listed too,
I think it's possible for the producer to make minimal changes, but still have a significant impact on the track. Some of Dre's beats are good examples of this, like What's The Difference or The Next Episode. Just a few touches, and those samples turn into bangers.
The reason behind this stunt is incredibly stupid.
The statement that younger listeners feel "entitled" to music is probably the most hypocritical, stupid reason to stop this album being released to the public.
The foundations of Hip-Hop are based upon remixing, sampling and transforming old music into new contemporary forms. In fact everything from music, movies and even technology is just a remix of everything that came before it.
How can a group so influential in Hip-Hop culture be so blind in condemning the so called "entitled" listeners of today, when they themselves would have been considered the "entitled" listeners and entitled artist during their epoch.
Here is a site which shows you all the samples that the Wu-tang used in their tracks. The artists who they borrowed from would probably feel that the Wu-tang were entitled. Having written no musical scores themselves they simply chopped bits of other artists music, called them samples and added some drums and lyrics. If you ask me who was "entitled" then, it was definitely the Wu-tang !
In 88 years even anyone even remember this album, and listens to it, all they will hear is Hip-hop. You make the music but the fans make you. Entitled or not, without the ears of even the most entitled fans, you are nothing.
I still think that when it was originally made, they sampled Kraftwerk's "Sex Object" for the "Yes" and "No"
With a little more research, I recall that the instrumental during the chorus is lifted from "Musique Non Stop"
It's "look at ya", sampled from Rick James
makes more sense to me really, since the song is about self reflection so Kanye is telling you to look at yourself and see what's wrong.
It's possible one bought the rights from the other to add their own vocals and release it under their name. IIRC back in like 2011 TNGHT made a track, but then Kanye liked it enough that he bought the rights to release it under his name with his vocals over it.
Though if there's some drama to be had I'll sharpen my pitchfork diligently
Edit: Seems to have been only a sample, not Kanye buying the entire track. It's still possible to sample an entire song if the owner gives you permission though, so I dunno ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Edit 2: Stop upvoting me
the static at the beginning of For Reverend Green is actually a sample of a guy saying - "whether or not you believe it, you are listening to true recordings of bigfoot creatures in their natural environment...."
i used to think it was just a block of distortion.
Most of the stuff on Discovery is pretty sample based, and even though I was disappointed when I discovered HBFS was more sample based than I thought, I still prefer it to the source. On a more positive note though, one of my favorite examples of a really good use of the sample is in Face to Face: http://www.whosampled.com/sample/2495/Daft-Punk-Face-to-Face-Electric-Light-Orchestra-Evil-Woman/ check out what they did with the ELO sample in this, it's amazing.
Here you go man: Who Sampled
> * Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
> * Get Money by Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat. The Notorious B.I.G. (1995)
> * Top Billin' by Audio Two (1987)
> * One More Chance (Hip Hop Mix) by The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Total (1995)
> * Who Shot Ya? by The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy (1994)
> * Real Niggaz by The Notorious B.I.G. (1995)
> * One More Chance (Remix) by The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Faith Evans (1994)
> * Just Playing (Dreams) by The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
Booker T's WCW theme also evidently contains a brief Kraftwerk sample, so that one may have come with extra fees involved for use.
Selena Gomez sampled the bassline from "Psycho Killer" in her song "Bad Liar", which is a popular summer hit right now.
Truffle Butter's a really interesting one because the original's rhythm is totally different then in Nicki's song.
It's worth a listen if you haven't heard
The other day my sister was watching "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and I heard this and was just in awe of DOOM's unreal sample.
Does anyone else have any moments where they heard something and were surprised to recognize it from a hip-hop song?
Je ne sais si il a déjà été cité ici, mais le site Who Sampled est super pour connaitre les samples utilisés par vos artistes préférés. Je n'aurai plus à me prendre la tête quand j'entends quelque chose de familier dans un morceau.
Euh bon j'arrête, on dirait une pub déguisée.
Hilariously called Full Metal, and produced by the well known producer The Alchemist, and had a beat sampled from the FMA OST.
I felt the same way when I first heard it. It samples William Sheller - "Introit" : http://www.whosampled.com/sample/1329/Deltron-3030-3030-William-Sheller-Introit/
I always thought the strings sounded like the ukelele from SpongeBob background music lol
If you want to know where the samples are from have a look at http://www.whosampled.com/sample/15047/The-Avalanches-Frontier-Psychiatrist-Wayne-and-Shuster-Frontier-Psychiatrist/ when you hear where they got them from it makes the arrangement all the more impressive!
In addition to KCLH mentioned by /u/thugbox, check out Frontier Psychiatrist by The Avalanches. Lots of samples, but only a couple things happening at once (for instance: drums, bass, and horns forming a backing layer, with vocal chops being featured), but switching between samples often.
man this is something I never thought would happen, there's one degree of separation between my favorite black metal artist and one of my favorite rappers.
> I don't know, these guys probably deal with random people sampling them all the time.
There are 408 uses of the sample listed on whosampled.
That's pretty wild and adds some context to this claim IMO. Not saying that it's a legit claim, just that this is probably an almost automatic reaction from Skull Snaps at this point.
Especially considering that they are pretty unknown and sample rights might be a decent source of income for whoever holds ownership.
They've both been fired, the system works
Edit: while we're at it, let's have a quick look at who's the original one here http://www.whosampled.com/Natalia-Kills/
I hate to break it to ya but it's actually Steam by East 17. Nobuyoshi Sano sampled the main riff. http://www.whosampled.com/sample/129572/Nobuyoshi-Sano-Lei-Wulong-East-17-Steam/
It's also used in Capcom Vs SNK 2 in the Osaka stage
Didn't he use the sample from the beginning for Common as well?
Edit: In case anyone else is curious, I found it: The People - Common feat. Dwele, Prod: Kanye
But look, that keyboard part is already included in the original sample!
Start with the main sample. Pitch it, stretch it or whatever, just try to recreate the loop. Try to find drum samples that are similar and make the drum pattern. The bass is the easiest and I don't think that I have to explain that.
There's a low string sample at the beginning that plays 8ths. It sounds re-pitched. Probably he put it in a sampler and played the notes. Shouldn't be hard to recreate if you look around for string samples.
Now the synths. The one in the intro is a simple beep that's arpeggiated with and delayed. It's also a little bit saturated or distorted. Shouldn't be hard to recreate.
The second synth (0:37) sounds brass-ish. Figure out the chords that it play and use advantage of presets. Look online for brass presets on the synth that you use until you find something close. Add some stereo widening to it like a stereo imager or haas effect. (I've heard this synth somewhere else, so maybe somebody here knows where it's originally from.)
The album doesn't have any samples I believe.
Edit: I was wrong, according to whosampled.com Redbone and Riot contain samples.
Easy Rider samples turkish stuff, all their shit is good listening: http://www.whosampled.com/sample/289846/Action-Bronson-Easy-Rider-Mazhar-Ve-Fuat-Ad%C4%B1m%C4%B1z-M%C4%B1sk%C4%B1nder-B%C4%B1z%C4%B1m/
There's a whole website dedicated to tracking samples: http://www.whosampled.com/
I'll break it down for you: everyone is sampling everyone, sometimes it is only a matter of months if not weeks for a track to be sampled in a different genre of music.
Sometimes, it is inventive. Sometimes, it is just infuriating.
From what I can tell- Mayfield wrote this song in 1969 for someone named Gene Chandler and the song was named In My Body's House. It looks like they kept the lyrics, but decided to change the music entirely for Huey. Ahh- tracked down a corroborating story here- http://www.waxpoetics.com/features/rediscovery/curtis-mayfield/
This started the hunt for me-
I always thought it was odd that everyone immediately associates All Summer Long with Sweet Home Alabama when they only borrowed a small guitar riff from it. The main beat is Warren Zevon's hit "Werewolves in London". I've had serious arguments with people about it on a few occasions...
EDIT: WikiPedia for source 1. WhoSampled for source 2.
One of their absolute best songs. The riff is incredible, the bass line is one of Nick's finest and the percussion really adds a lot to the track. The production is top notch (especially the way everything bar the drums and vocals are faded out at one point) and it's just such a great, experimental song. The song also features some lyrics borrowed from Bjork, which is interesting. You can hear the two seconds side by side here
Les Claypool's Frog Brigade. Live Frogs, Set 2. They cover Animals in its entirety. Live Frogs, Set 1 includes a cover of SOYCD if I'm not mistaken. Also, on the Primus EP Miscellaneous Debris, they have a cover of Have A Cigar. David Bowie covered See Emily Play on his album Pin Ups.
Here you go:
Discovery was actually quite forward-thinking, in regards to samples. The French were already quite well known for their innovative use of samples (though the style was heavily bastardised by artists such as Eric Prydz), but Daft Punk really pushed the envelope in terms creativity on that album.
My personal favourite though, is their use of Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are", in High Fidelity, from Homework.
The answer is unbelievably obscure.
Ditto on the guy yelling in the background of [Blue Jeans](http://www.whosampled.com/sample/167012/Lana-Del-Rey-Blue-Jeans-Rick-James-Mary-Jane-(Live) if you were ever wondering about that too.
This is a pretty wide subject. In his autobiography/essay Mo Meta Blues, Questlove mentions his amazement when he first heard The Chronic, since one of the tracks sampled his parents' band. To him, he knew this music. He grew up with it, but to others, g-funk was an all-new genre. I think this was interesting because it shows how much your perception of a song depends on your knowledge of its source before-hand. Dr Dre's sampling is pretty obvious, but it doesn't change the fact he made these old songs relevant again for a while, even if they were given a different connotation.
I don't think being obvious with your sampling is a bad thing either. Madlib is one of my favorite producers but there's a reason he's dubbed the Loop Digga. But even then, he uses samples in such a way that it becomes easy to put the source material aside. Take this Gentle Giant song for example. Madlib simply changed the pitch of the chorus for Strange Ways, yet I'd have no problem considering it a great song.
Or Donuts for that matter. Someone described it as 'glorified mixing' once and I'd have a hard time refuting that statement, because that's what it is. Lightworks is a blatant example of this. But again, Dilla altered the songs in such a way the result is a cohesive and unique album.
One day I discovered the secret to Washed Out's sound. Here it is: find an 80s song, slow it down, pitch it down. Add an EQ and really cut all the brightness out of that shit. Brightness is not nostalgic. Add punch back to the beat by layering pitched down linndrum samples. Add some vocal oooh background harmonies with reverb to give it more ambiance, add lazy vocals and ta-da--- you just wrote "Feel it All Around"
I never got around to making real songs but here's some basic loops I threw together to illustrate the concept: http://soundcloud.com/dessicant/sets/surfer-cooler/ Just looping 80s samples slowed and pitched down get you about 80% there and it's pretty hilarious if you think about it
Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique
Hundreds of samples layered on top of each other
The sampleiest rap album I can think of, plus awesomeness.
Looks like it's Pushaman by Bump J feat. Kanye West, and that was sampled from "Keep on Pushing" by The Impressions.
I know it may be blasphemy but all I can think of when I hear this song is Girl Talk - Let It Out when I hear this song. Probably because I listen to All Day and Feed the Animals like 2 or 3 times a week for years.
It's that stuttering acoustic guitar sound you hear from 0:00 on. Here is the WhoSampled entry - you can't find the Beatles' song ("All Together Now") on YouTube, because their label takes their music down, but if you have Spotify you can hear the sample there.
Whosampled is nice, but not completely accurate or trustworthy. And their definition of "sampled" is very fuzzy. Technically, sampling means taking an audio snippet of an existing recording and using it in your own, perhaps with some effects/changes applied. In that sense, you can't "sample" Bach, Mozart, and other classics, because there are no recordings from those times.
Sure, you can interpret (or "cover", if you must) a piece by Mozart, or quote one of his motifs, or indeed sample a recording of someone else's interpretation of Mozart, but you cannot actually "sample" Mozart directly. Furthermore, just because piece A sounds similar to piece B, or actually uses a few identical notes, doesn't mean that one was indeed influenced by the other. Independent discovery / simultaneous invention is a thing, you know.
I love this album. Like most albums I've fallen in love with, I initially had a hard time warming up to it, and this was my first exposure to Dilla. This sample kept me listening because I thought, if he's sampling Frank, there's gotta be something here.
Edit: Also same experience with Madvillainy mentioned above - spectacular album
Edit 2: Now I'm stuck on this: http://www.whosampled.com/Frank-Zappa/ - very thorough sample list
http://www.whosampled.com/Grimes/ <-- Great site for information regarding sampling, incomplete in regards to Grimes though. Nightmusic isn't even listed there, and neither is Butterfly from her latest which samples this obscure Japanese song.
Whatever isn't available on whosampled I've read in random articles here and there over time :)
it's actually a sample of "Why We Can't Live Together" by Timmy Thomas but does also sound very similar to a song from mario
I could see where you'd think that. It's actually Jr. Walker & The All Stars - "Shoot Your Shot."
Here's the sample credits from "Jump Around" for you:
He's a part of the vocals for the hook but that's because Swizz was a part of the sample J. Cole used for Tale of Two Citiez
Wasn't as much a feature as it was a sample flip
I agree that was better than the album...it almost sounds like they sampled the theme of twin peaks. Im gonna have to look into that now
EDIT: Yep and I think thats what makes this more ethereal than the album version
Blackout - Gotta Have Hope (video nsfw), found via whosampled.com. Zarathustra starts at ~50 seconds. Not sure if that's the one you're looking for, maybe it's one of the remixes.
Het nummer dat Indische Waterlelies gebruikt is "Afrikaan Beat" van Bert Kaempfert. Hier is een lijst met nummers die een sample uit dit nummer gebruikt hebben. Staat het nummer hier tussen?
Paul de Leeuw heeft het nummer trouwens ook een keer gebruikt, maar ik verwacht niet dat je daar op doelt.
The drums : Mountain - Long Red
Vocals : MC Shan - The Bridge
Source : WhoSampled
> his drums are really great, like in Gosh
I'm not saying he didn't augment them while producing it, but Gosh is a sample from a jungle / drum and bass song, which is a famous sped up breakbeat sample. It sounds like he did add some pulsing rhythm to it, but that also sounds like a slowed down version of the same sample that has been chopped slightly to make a bassy sound, you can still hear the breakbeat faintly behind that making the snare. He's more paying homage to that famous beat by using it, since it's been in thousands of songs (there are even docs about it on YouTube). The vocals are from the same jungle style song (that "oh my gosh" sample is in a ton of jungle songs though).
Not taking anything away from him at all, it's a great song and I love hearing how people find new ways to flip that drum break.
Clervoix, Dan, Kuluosek, and Vaughan are all producers.: http://www.idlabsmusic.com/staff/
The rest of the writers come from the samples: http://www.whosampled.com/sample/368078/Mac-Miller-100-Grandkids-Norman-Connors-Last-Tango-in-Paris/
D.R.A.M. - Cha Cha --> sampled Super Mario World (source: http://www.whosampled.com/sample/328698/D.R.A.M.-Cha-Cha-(Original-Version)-Koji-Kondo-Star-World/)
Drake - Hotline Bling --> sampled Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together (source: http://www.whosampled.com/sample/365941/Drake-Hotline-Bling-Timmy-Thomas-Why-Can%27t-We-Live-Together/)
The only good part is his re-use of the Underdog sample that Wu-Tang made famous in Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothin Ta Fuck Wit
The song is Exhibit C by Jay Electronica. It's produced by Just Blaze
EDIT: The instrumental is Exhibit C by Jay Electronica but that instrumental is sampled from "Cross My Heart" by Billy Stewart. See here
This site blew my mind a few weeks ago when I came across it. I had no idea how many different samples went into so many different songs that were, in turn, sampled in other music.
Actually, the song is (Not Just) Knee Deep by Funkadelic, De La sampled it. [Heres a comparison, showing what parts are sampled and when]
You can't hear it? Its unchanged, its cut straight from the song.
click jump to sample
edit- unless this is sarcasm
I'm surprised a lot of these haven't been identified, although this is probably a bit outdated as the Kendrick sample has been identified
Also, they should add King Geedorah - Next Levels to this.
Yeah, but everyone samples that. I think wherever I read that about the kill bill siren it seemed like one of those poof Complex pieces that is more so clickbait than actual numbers being reported
Here is the Kill Bill sample (95 samples to Funky Drummer's 1300+): http://www.whosampled.com/Quincy-Jones/Ironside/sampled/
Nice share, these were interesting.
I assume most in this community who sample already know of whosampled.com, awesome resource for researching sample origins and even lyrical references in songs.
It honestly might be one of the most sampled tracks ever
EDIT: That website actually tracks the most sampled songs, and Levee is apparently only 92nd!
"cena music is copied from old song"
So sampling, one of rap's biggest mainstays, is a downside? No one better tell him the amount of stuff that 2pac has sampled, lol.
yup. thats it! thanks
helped me find the sample i was talking about too (classic song): http://www.whosampled.com/sample/205258/John-Legend-Rick-Ross-Who-Do-We-Think-We-Are-Jean-Knight-Mr.-Big-Stuff/
Interesting what some bands can make music out of/what noises they choose to include. Search Death Grips and see that they've sampled Serena Williams grunting, the Vancouver Skytrain, a mental health hotline, a home security system tutorial, Charles Manson, etc.
Animal Collective unsurprisingly use lots of weird shit as well: recordings of radio emissions from Saturn's rings, Ron Morehead talking about Bigfoot, a clip from Willy Wonka, etc.
Semi-related, if you really enjoy delving into origins/samples of music, this is the song that makes up the base for 'Know Yourself'.
This website is pretty good for sourcing most samples/covers/etc. I find it fascinating!
The Fire Squad riff is sampled from an Aguaturbia song called "Heart Breaker" recorded in 1970. Not sure if Tylers is a sample or an original. Very similar though, I've always wondered this as well. Who sampled is a great website for things like this.
childish gambino did a ton in his old mixtapes via whosampled
He also remixed Sufjan's Illinois under the name mc DJ here's the download link
Yup! Punk Weight used the sample. Double Helix's weird little vocal snippet is sampled from the same track as well.
Sampling is an art form that is more difficult than you think. Especially the way Kanye does it.
Here is an excellent example of Kanye flipping a sample: http://www.whosampled.com/sample/324/Kanye-West-Mos-Def-Freeway-The-Harlem-Boys-Choir-Two-Words-Mandrill-Peace-and-Love-(Amani-Na-Mapenzi)%3A-Movement-IV-(Encounter)/
Is this the video with Melchior Rietveldt's song?
Update: Looks like it.
From an Electronica point of view, it is tradition to use melodies, rips, samples of other tracks. No good artist ever bitches about it, unless it's an entire track (Mat Zo). People like Joel want to have it both ways, where when convenient, they can sample, yet when another artist gets recognition for a track with a sample of theirs, they go off the deep end.
http://www.whosampled.com/sample/84835/Deadmau5-Do-It-Again-Steely-Dan-Do-It-Again/ (All Joel did was add a snare).
Yup Kanye did sample it! He has an ear for great samples, that's for sure.
Lifting a portion of Kocani Orkestar's "L'orient Est Rouge" for "Run, Pig, Run" on EV, with no explanation or context given.