James Brown's 1971 single "Hot Pants" was sampled by Gang Starr for "2 Steps Ahead," EPMD on "Hit Squad Heist" and others including MC Hammer.
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The opening bars of this song from funk group Skull Snaps' self-titled 1974 album provided hard-as-nails drums for Pharcyde's "Passin' Me By," Gang Starr's "Take It Personal," Diamond D's "Sally Got a One-Track Mind" and other unforgettable rap br...