Yes Yes Yall, we are taking you through a list of hiphop songs that you probably did not know where sampled from some hits back in the days. Here goes.
1. Nicki Minaj- Your Love & Annie Lennox- No More I Love Yous
At the start of Nicki’s take over as the queen of hiphop, came a fabulous single with a catchy hook and decent bars that rocked the airwaves and music video channels. But did you know that it is sampled from and inspired by an older classic? Check out Annie Lennox- No More I Love Yous
2. Jay Z/Kanye West- Otis & Otis Redding- Try A Little Tenderness
That soft tempo at the beginning of Otis where Jay Z sings along, comes straight out of Otis Redding’s original Try A Little Tenderness, which was remade in a badass production by Kanye to get what you know as OTIS!!!
3. Eminem- Like Toy Soldiers & Martika- Toy Soldiers
That heartfelt hook on Eminem’s prophetic piece off the ENCORE album,is actually the exact same as the original inspiration on Martika’s Toy Soldiers.
4. P.Diddy- I’ll be missing you & The Police- Every Breath You Take
When Notorious B.I.G died in 1997, Diddy hit us with this emotion provoking piece featuring 112 and Faith Evans and it charged up the charts in no time. But like the other songs on this list, the hit was inspired by an older piece of fine music composition.
5. Cardi B- I Like it & Tony Pabon- I Like It Like That
Then comes one of 2018’s biggest bangers by Cardi B along with Bad Bunny and J Balvin. The power packed rhythm of Cardi’s hit is well tapped from the original latino anthem I Like it Like That by Tony Pabon.