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James Brown's 1970 anthem "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" became a staple sample for many cuts in the 1980s, including Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise," Big Daddy Kane's "Set It Off" and Boogie Down Production's "South Bronx."
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From Big Daddy Kane's "Raw" to Mystikal's "Hit Me" and Kool Moe Dee's "Death Blow," James Brown's "Get on the Good Foot" has shown a diversity of possibilities when it's sampled.
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The Godfather of Soul has contributed much to hip hop.
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