The 10 James Brown Songs Rappers Love to Sample

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  • 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
  • James Brown
  • James Brown, Funky Drummer

"Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved"

James Brown's 1970 anthem "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" became a staple sample for many cuts in the 1980s, including Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise," Big Daddy Kane's "Set It Off" and Boogie Down Production's "South Bronx."

(Photo: Polydor Records) 

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