its crazy when 99 percent of a music genre is sampled songs. that is one crazy thing, thats talent?
Hip-Hop was based on sampling dude. Back when it was just starting out, people didn't have the funds to go buy a whole set of instruments so they had make it work.
Sampling is tight. I personally love it and yes, it does take creativity. Not everyone out there can just take a song and flip it to make it sound like something else. You need to have a good ear for it plus you need to add your own flair to the beat as well.
Sampling = Also makes other people curious about the original song, so that gives exposure to the original artist.
Music is music and if someone can flip a sample to make it sound fresh and good, then it's definitely acceptable.