When Artists Sample the Notorious B.I.G.

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  • Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans
  • 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.

"The One," Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxon's 2013 single "The One" samples the production from "Juicy," while also including a quick vocal sample of the legendary MC's iconic phrase, "It was all a dream." In addition, the hook of her song ("You know very well who you are/ You're the only one/ You've got my heart/ And you had a few/ Boy, one too many/ But I'm the only one to wake you up") recalls the one sung on his, two decades earlier. ("You know very well who you are/ Don't let ’em hold you down, reach for the stars/ You had a goal, but not that many/ 'Cause you're the only one, I'll give you good and plenty.”)

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