The 10 James Brown Songs Rappers Love to Sample

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  • James Brown
  • James Brown, Funky Drummer
  • James Brown, Funky President
  • James Brown, The Payback
  • James Brown, Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
  • James Brown, Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
  • James Brown, Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud
  • James Brown, Hot Pants
  • James Brown, Get Up Offa That Thing
  • James Brown, Get on the Good Foot
  • James Brown, My Thang

"Funky Drummer"

James Brown's 1970 release "Funky Drummer" is one of the most sampled songs of all time, as the drums in particular have been used for decades. Songs by everyone from Dr. Dre ("Let Me Ride") to Nas ("Get Down") to Public Enemy ("Fight the Power") have borrowed sounds from the record. 

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