When the digital age came about , it created the opportunity for artists to sample the already recorded and released works of previous artists , re-work the grooves, and then combine it with their own creativity to create a new song. This has happened to Billy Cobham,  particularly with his first two solo albums,  Spectrum and Crosswinds as well as some Cobham-Duke tunes. In some cases,  the new sampled tune has been further re-mixed and re-released by a third artist.

      I have compiled a small list of those whose sampling of Billy is known and acknowledged, meaning he got paid for his work and got credit in the liner notes by that artist.


ARTIST                                                                                                                                 ALBUM OR SONG TITLE

Massive Attack                                                                                                                        Safe From Harm

Souls of Mischief                                                                                                                     93 til Infinity

Jimpster                                                                                                                                    Interconnect  ( EP )

Alex Gopher                                                                                                                             Time

Francois K.                                                                                                                               Essential Mix

Zero 7                                                                                                                                       Another Latenight

Anne Marie Almedal                                                                                                                Blue Sky Blue

Mo Solid Gold                                                                                                                          Brand New Testament

Alex Perez & Sabre                                                                                                                  Solitary Native / Old Flame

Rumble                                                                                                                                      Safe

Nine                                                                                                                                          Peel

Alex Gopher                                                                                                                             Time

Kohndo feat. Insight                                                                                                                  Stick to Ground

DJ Shadow                                                                                                                               Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain

Gang Starr                                                                                                                                Street Ministry

LoFidelity All Stars feat. Pigeonhed                                                                                        Battle Flag

Pink Guy                                                                                                                                   Jungle Boy Pt. 1

Rick Ross feat. Lil Wayne                                                                                                       Thug Cry

Big K.R.I.T. feat. Curren$y and Smoke DZA                                                                           No Wheaties

Common                                                                                                                                   Two Scoops of Raisins

Compton's Most Wanted                                                                                                          Duck Sick and Duck Sick II

Mantronix                                                                                                                                Get Stupid Part III

Freestyle Fellowship                                                                                                               Pure Thought

Just Jack                                                                                                                                  Snapshot Memories

The Eighth                                                                                                                               The Great Expectation

Big K.R.I.T.                                                                                                                             Another Native Individual Glorifying Greed and Encouraging Racism

DJ Gruff                                                                                                                                   La Musica

Legends of Hip Hop 2001                                                                                                       The Fifth Element

Eric B. and Rakeem                                                                                                                 Juice (Know the Ledge)

Democrates D.                                                                                                                         Le Saint de Glace

Clinton Sparks                                                                                                                         Roc Cafe

DJ 600V feat. Plomien 81                                                                                                        Projekt Jest

Evidence                                                                                                                                  Three

Ab-Suul                                                                                                                                    Soul Cry