Rocket Man: Hip Hop Artists Who Have Sampled Elton John

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  • Raekwon
  • Jadakiss, Elton John
  • Chase N. Cashe
  • Ashanti, Elton John, Michael Jackson
  • Mary J. Blige, Elton John
  • Elton John
  • Kanye West, Elton John
  • Game, Elton John, Kanye West
  • Aloe Blacc, Elton John
  • T.I., Akon, Elton John
  • Tupac, Elton John

Mary J. Blige featuring Elton John, "Deep Inside"

Mary's 1999 cut "Deep Inside" does one of the best things you can do when sampling: it gets the original artist on the track. Elton played the piano for this single, which also samples his song "Bennie and the Jets."

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