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10 Surprising Music Samples That Turned Into Hit Songs

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Little a dis, little a dat. How songs you might not know made the songs you love. Much Love - Virgin Mobile

Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G.

2 parts Diana Ross to 1 part Soul Sonic Force is a recipe for Mo Problems.

http://open.spotify.com/track/3kG2YgxjYnnPBlo7H08Xt3

Say No Go - De La Soul

This Emotions classic plus this Hoates classic equals this De La classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08X5CVfL0bk

99 Problems - Jay-Z

Billy Squire's Big Beats, and Wilson Pickett's Engine #9, and some other stuff, adds up to 99 b!tchless problems.

http://open.spotify.com/track/6yKZMP0N14EGzzvzVAT09I

Know How - Young MC

Bongo Rock and Shaft provide the funky base to one of Hip Hop's greatest.

http://open.spotify.com/track/59J4kgF3atKgwE0SQndwKV

Egg Man - Beastie Boys

Funk soul masterpieces by Sly Stone and Curtis Mayfield make up this Beastie's great from Paul's Boutique (easily the best hip hop album for samples ever).

http://open.spotify.com/track/6vcf7sA7tsNiIeufH0FUFL

Got Money - Lil Wayne

Hurricane Chris and Rihanna's Umbrella provide the stormy weather for this Lil Wayne tour de force.

http://open.spotify.com/track/46lIt6GmL0VkkbuUyGDbCs

Live Fast Die Young - Rick Ross

Funky President, If This World Were Mine, that's what I'd be. I'd Live Fast Die Young.

http://open.spotify.com/track/4L0dkLS6mpsf6zRKVSwfWY

Gravel Pit - Wu Tang Clan

Cameo cod pieces make it funky now with Grant Green to create Wu Tang's ode to quarries.

http://open.spotify.com/track/2tNmhDlMbwQZLxQtWMt2EU

The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco

A dash of Modest Mouse and a sprinkle of Weezy keeps the show going on.

http://open.spotify.com/track/4NTWZqvfQTlOMitlVn6tew

History - Mos Def

Magical Mary Wells plus Talib Kweli has the makings of History.

http://open.spotify.com/track/3nUs54kejxmsOigHEjxYwl

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  • Jay

    Only song on here I like is Say No Go. Why? Cause it samples one of my favorites songs I Can't Go For That and it's against drugs and there's no stupid cuss words or PA sticker. The rest embodies all the reasons why I hate most rap music. And I'm Black...