The 10 James Brown Songs Rappers Love to Sample

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  • 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
  • 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

"My Thang"

The 1974 release "My Thang" is yet another example of the diversity of a James Brown sample, as Big L rapped over an interpolation of it on 1995's "Street Struck," and a decade and a half later, when Jay Z and Kanye West did their thing on "Gotta Have It."

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