In the last few weeks I keep finding myself back on WhoSampled.com.
The idea of the site is a simple one; Heard a song with a sample? Listen to the original song from the WhoSampled database which consists of YouTube clips (occasionally GrooveShark) with an exact time the sample starts.
I think the website could be a little more user friendly and those colors are the worst, but WhoSampled has more uses than just a fun bit of time wasting. It could be a tool for a closer look at how some musicians create today’s hits. (Hint: Find a sweet 70s-80s west coast R&B track, speed it up, add better beats, and modern lyrics!)