The 10 James Brown Songs Rappers Love to Sample

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  • 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
  • James Brown

"The Payback"

Though "The Payback" sounds like it could be the title of a rap song, it's really just one that's been sampled often in rap songs. The 1973 James Brown release has been used in everything from Joe Budden's "Pump It Up" to 2Pac's "Souljah's Revenge."

(Photo: Polydor Records) 

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