The 10 James Brown Songs Rappers Love to Sample

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  • 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
  • James Brown, Funky President
  • James Brown, The Payback

"Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud"

The lyrical themes of James Brown's "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" have served as a template for many a rapper, but so too have the sonics. The 1968 release has been sampled for Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain," Ice Cube's "Jackin' for Beats" and plenty more. 

(Photo: Polydor Records) 

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