The tags and appear to have identical usage. This is what their wiki and excerpts look like:


Excerpt: Any question relating to the use of samples used in media. Do not use this tag to identify a sample, use [identify-this-sample] instead.

Wiki: A sample is a portion of a sound recording (from movies, different musical works, radio interviews etc.) used in a musical work.

Sampling originated in the 40's, using methods such as tape loops to repeat drum beats, and exploded in the 70's with Hip-Hop DJs using 2 turntables and a mixer to infuse song snippets over a new beat.


Excerpt: For use with questions pertaining to songs which contain samples of other songs in them. Do not use this tag when referring to bitrates or other digital-based questions (i.e. sampling rates used in SACD).

Wiki: Sampling is the term used when pieces of songs are broken down into smaller chunks and inserted in other songs. Usually this includes either a beat or rhythm (i.e. Trick Daddy using the guitar riff from Crazy Train in his song "Let's Go"), or a vocal line (i.e. Run-DMC using the vocal line from Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" in their own cover version of the Aerosmith classic).

Sampling is widely used in Hip-Hop, Rap and EDM, though also used to a lesser degree in many other genres.

Can we merge these tags, since they seem to have the same usage?

Currently, there are 7 questions tagged with none unanswered, and 5 questions tagged with 1 unanswered. There are no questions tagged both and .

Based on this, I suggest that we mark to be a synonym of . I personally find the excerpt and wiki of to be written more clearly, so this is another reason for my suggestion to keep as the master tag.


All the questions tagged have been retagged to . The tag has been burninated.


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