If youâ€™ve got a couple of hours to spare, check this out. Complex presents the 50 Greatest Samples in Hip Hop History. Kon and Amir, the authors of this mega-post, do a pretty good job of keeping things simple. They present the original track (full length) give their opinion on it and how it emerged into hip hop, then present an example of a new track that sampled it. They let you listen to all the full-length stuff, so Iâ€™m pretty stoked about it.
Check it out here.