Songs Inspired by Superheroes

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  • Fabolous, Lil Mo
  • Prince, Batman
  • Karyn White, Superwoman
  • The Sugarhill Gang, Superman
  • Ghostface, Ghostface Killah, Iron Man, Tony Starks
  • Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Spider-man 2, Jamie Foxx, Pharrell Williams
  • Method Man, Batman, Wu-tang Clan
  • Snoop Dogg, The Lady Of Rage, DJ Premier, RBX, Batman and Robin,Batman, Robin
  • Alicia Keys, Superwoman
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre, Superman
  • Vanilla Ice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Sugarhill Gang, "Rapper's Delight"

The Sugarhill Gang paved the way for hip hop going mainstream, and took Lois Lane from Superman in the process. "I said by the way baby what's your name/Said I go by the name of Lois Lane/And you could be my boyfriend, you surely can/Just let me quit my boyfriend called Superman," Big Hank spit. But Lois wasn't the only thing lifted in the song. "Rapper's Delight" is the first documented case of biting in hip hop, as Hank stole his classic verse verbatim from Grandmaster Caz of The Cold Crush Brothers.

(L-R Big Bank Hank, Wonder Mike and Master G) pose for a portrait circa 1979. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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