'80s Rewind: Rap Songs That Sample Hits From the 1980s

Tunes from Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and more.

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Nicki Minaj, "True Colors" / Cyndi Lauper, "True Colors? - Wiz Khalifa and Nicki Minaj have been lighting up the airwaves this week with the new single from his Blacc Hollywood album, which drops Tuesday (Aug. 19).Wiz reworks "The Voice of the MTV Generation" of the '80s, Cydi Lauper, and gives her classic an updated dancey-West Coast summer vibe.But this is not the first time we've dipped back into '80s. Check out more hip hop hits that include a sample from the decade of acid-washed jeans. ?Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photos from left: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images, Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

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Wiz Khalifa Featuring Nicki Minaj, "True Colors" / Cyndi Lauper, "True Colors” - Wiz Khalifa and Nicki Minaj have been lighting up the airwaves this week with the new single from his Blacc Hollywood album, which drops Tuesday (Aug. 19).Wiz reworks "The Voice of the MTV Generation" of the '80s, Cydi Lauper, and gives her classic an updated dancey-West Coast summer vibe.But this is not the first time we've dipped back into '80s. Check out more hip hop hits that include a sample from the decade of acid-washed jeans. —Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photos from left: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images, Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

A$AP Rocky, "Pe$o" / S.O.S. Band, "No One's Going to Love You" - A$AP Rocky turned to the Sounds of Success and their 1984 smash "No One?s Going to Love You" to vibe out for his official debut single, "Pe$o."(Photo: Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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A$AP Rocky, "Pe$o" / S.O.S. Band, "No One's Going to Love You" - A$AP Rocky turned to the Sounds of Success and their 1984 smash "No One’s Going to Love You" to vibe out for his official debut single, "Pe$o."(Photo: Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Nicki Minaj, "Your Love" / Annie Lennox, "No More I Love You's" - Nicki Minaj dipped into the ’80s and '90s for "Your Love" when she reworked "No More I Love You's" recorded by The Lover Speaks in 1986 and popularized by Annie Lennox in 1995.(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Chris Brown and Big Sean - These two young artists have shown with just one single that they can make great music together. Breezy and Big Sean collaborated on the single "My Last," which instantly turned into a smash hit.(Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup)

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Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown, "My Last" / New Edition, "Can You Stand the Rain" - The G.O.O.D. Music MC teamed up with Chris Breezy to lead off his 2011 debut, Finally Famous, and kick rhymes over N.E.'s "Can You Stand the Rain" over this 1988 song from their album Heart Break.(Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup)

Rihanna, Featuring Chris Brown, "Nobody's Business" / Michael Jackson, "The Way You Make Me Feel" - Rihanna and Chris Brown told the world to stay out of their affairs when they released "Nobody's Business" in 2012, which samples the King of Pop's chart-topping song.(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

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Rihanna, Featuring Chris Brown, "Nobody's Business" / Michael Jackson, "The Way You Make Me Feel" - Rihanna and Chris Brown told the world to stay out of their affairs when they released "Nobody's Business" in 2012, which samples the King of Pop's chart-topping song.(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

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J.Cole - J. Cole has made such an impact on the mic, it almost goes unnoticed that he also puts in on the boards. The Roc Nation MC produced a majority of his sophomore album Born Sinner (as he did with his debut), including the undeniable "Power Trip" featuring Miguel, and "Crooked Smile" featuring TLC.  (Photo: WENN.com)

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J. Cole, "Work Out" / Paula Abdul, "Straight Up" - J. Cole took a sample from a 1988 Paula Abdul chart-topper for his random hookup hit "Work Out" off his debut album, the song that later inspired "Let Nas Down."(Photo: WENN.com)

The Notorious B.I.G., Featuring Faith Evans and Puff Daddy, "One More Chance (Remix)" / Debarge, "Stay With Me" - B.I.G. scored a No. 1 rap single with the help of his wife, Faith Evans, and Diddy in 1995 when he spit over DeBarge's classic "Stay With Me."(Photos from left: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images, David Corio/Redferns)

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The Notorious B.I.G., Featuring Faith Evans and Puff Daddy, "One More Chance (Remix)" / Debarge, "Stay With Me" - B.I.G. scored a No. 1 rap single with the help of his wife, Faith Evans, and Diddy in 1995 when he spit over DeBarge's classic "Stay With Me."(Photos from left: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images, David Corio/Redferns)

Lost Boyz, "Renee" - In one of the best examples of hip hop storytelling in a singular song, the Lost Boyz give life to an around-the-way princess named Renee. Though the narration of simultaneous hope and despair ends in tragedy, it makes it all the more poignant in the delivery of its lesson: "Ghetto love is the law that we live by."(Photo: Uptown Records)

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Lost Boyz, "Renee (One Dread One Ball Head Remix)" / Janet Jackson, "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)" - The Lost Boyz, led by Mr. Cheeks, gave their rendition of "Black Girl Lost" in this tragic ghetto love story over a backing featured on the Nasty Girl's third album, Control, in 1996.(Photo: Uptown Records)

Nelly, Featuring Kelly Rowland, "Dilemma" / Patti LaBelle, "Love, Need and Want You" - Nelly and Kelly flipped Patti LaBelle's 1983 smash "Love, Need and Want You" in 2002 for their No. 1 hit "Dilemma." And in the video, Patti played Kelly's mother. (Photo : Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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Nelly, Featuring Kelly Rowland, "Dilemma" / Patti LaBelle, "Love, Need and Want You" - Nelly and Kelly flipped Patti LaBelle's 1983 smash "Love, Need and Want You" in 2002 for their No. 1 hit "Dilemma." And in the video, Patti played Kelly's mother. (Photo : Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Snoop Dogg, "Gin and Juice" / Slave, "Watching You" - Dr. Dre went in his funk trunk and busted out Slave's 1980 smash "Watching You" to get "Gin and Juice," a Top 10 for Snoop. (Photo: Rick Diamond/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Snoop Dogg, "Gin and Juice" / Slave, "Watching You" - Dr. Dre went in his funk trunk and busted out Slave's 1980 smash "Watching You" to get "Gin and Juice," a Top 10 for Snoop. (Photo: Rick Diamond/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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"Ten Crack Commandments," Notorious B.I.G. - On his biggest selling LP, 1997's Life After Death, the Notorious B.I.G. both sold and told the game when he issued this hit single, which explicitly laid out the rules of crack dealing. That the song came out during the waning days of the drug's popularity didn't lessen the song's power, or humor.    (Photo: Chris Walter/WireImage)

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Notorious B.I.G., "Juicy" / Mtume, "Juicy Fruit" - The Notorious B.I.G. took the world by storm in 1994 with "Juicy" when he borrowed Mtume's 1983 hit "Juicy Fruit" for a rags to riches story with label mates Total on the hook. (Photo: Chris Walter/WireImage)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony jacked the the Gloved One's "Lady in My Life" when they stood in line for their O.G. check on "1st of tha Month (Remix)."(Photo: Moses Robinson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, "Buddah Lovaz"/ Isley Brothers, Choosy Lover" - Bone dropped these rhymes in 1995 over an Isley Brothers baby-making ballad.(Photo: Moses Robinson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Will Smith in Men in Black\r - Aliens are typical frightening creatures, but leave it to Will Smith to turn an extraterrestrial invasion into a feel-good film. The charming actor, along with his curmudgeon-y partner, Tommy Lee Jones, had us laughing so hard we nearly forget to be scared.\r(Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures)

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Will Smith, "Men in Black" / Patrice Rushen, "Forget Me Nots" - Will Smith took home another Grammy in 1998 with this theme song from his blockbuster film. SWV's Coko transformed Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots" on the hook.(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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MC Hammer, "U Can't Touch This" / Rick James, "Super Freak" - MC Hammer rushed the charts in 1990 with his dance-floor hit thanks to Rick James's 1981 single paying homage to those not afraid to let loose. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Notorious B.I.G., Featuring Puff Daddy and Ma$e, "Mo Money Mo Problems / Diana Ross, "I'm Coming Out" - Biggie topped the charts posthumously in 1997 with this classic. Little known fact: on the Bad Boy spin, Kelly Price lends her vocals to help sample The Original Boss's 1980 single.(Photos from left: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage, Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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The Notorious B.I.G., Featuring Puff Daddy and Ma$e, "Mo Money Mo Problems / Diana Ross, "I'm Coming Out" - Biggie topped the charts posthumously in 1997 with this classic. Little known fact: on the Bad Boy spin, Kelly Price lends her vocals to help sample The Original Boss's 1980 single.(Photos from left: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage, Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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Fergie - Fergie was accused by both Oakland trio J.J. Fad and Miami bass artist Afrorican of using elements from old-school songs of theirs without permission for her 2006 hit "Fergalicious." Coincidentally, perhaps, will.i.am produced this song as well.  (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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Fergie, "Fergalicious" / JJ Fad, "Supersonic" - Dr. Dre scored his first platinum hit with J.J. Fad's "Supersonic" and Fergie took a bite out of the jam for her 2006 club banger.(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

50 Cent - 50 Cent dropped some dating details in 2005's "Get in My Car," where he dedicated a few lines to former flame Vivica A. Fox. But after being linked to Chelsea Handler, he went into graphic detail about his sex life. While on Howard Stern in January 2013, Fif likened sex with Handler to "wrestling a gator."(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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50 Cent, "I Get Money" / Audio Two, "Top Billin'" - Audio Two let everyone know where they ranked in 1987 while Curtis cut them a few royalty checks after with "I Get Money" in 2007.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)