Great Samples In Hip Hop History

Great Samples In Hip Hop History

"Isaac Hayes"

“Isaac Hayes”

Here at we appreciate a great sample, especially when a brilliant hip hop producer puts his twist and take on it. We’re highlighting some of the best snatch and grabs in hip hop history in no particular order while showcasing the amazing original artists who crafted masterpieces.


1.The Smiling Billy Suite Part II”- The Heath Brothers

Q Tip Flipped it for the Hip Hop Classic by Nas “One Love”. The Beatnuts, Queens natives did a great job with it as well. And of course, Erick Sermon and Redman made a classic. The Original was that good!

2. “Something For Nothing” MFSB
Assembled by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, MFSB was the band for their Philadelphia International Records label and helped to grow the “Philly sound” that dominated the charts in the early 1970s

Jay- Z “What More Can I Say” produced by The Buchanans

Canibus “This Is How We Roll

3.The Great Nujabes (R.I.P) was able to grab the smallest piece of Yusef Lateef’s “Love Theme From The Robe” to make his masterpiece “Feather”.


4. Bob James “Look A Like” provided the sounds for Gang Starr’s “The ? Remainz” as well as The background for Hip Hop Heavyweights Kwame, And The Geto Boys featuring a young Beyonce

5. Issac Hayes “No Name Bar” from the Shaft Soundtrack. Dr. Dre made a Hip Hop classic from Compton to televisions across America with the D.O.C and songs like “Let The Bass Go”.

Stay Tuned Hip Hop Lovers, for more Great Samples In Hip Hop History Part 1

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