When Artists Sample the Notorious B.I.G.

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  • Keyshia Cole, Lil Kim, Missy Elliott, Notorious B.I.G.
  • Tamar Braxton, Notorious B.I.G.
  • J. Cole, Notorious B.I.G.
  • Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Notorious B.I.G.
  • Notorious B.I.G., Fabolous, Red Café, Trey Songz
  • Fabolous, Jay Z, Uncle Murda, Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Iggy Azalea, Keyshia Cole
  • Monica, Rick Ross, Notorious B.I.G.
  • Rick Ross, Notorious B.I.G., French Montana
  • Ashanti, Notorious B.I.G.
  • Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans

"Villuminati," J. Cole

For his sophomore album opener, J. Cole used a vocal sample from Biggie's "Juicy" ("Born sinner, the opposite of a winner") as a substantial part of the hook. These words and their concept were also picked up for the album's title, "Born Sinner."

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