By Tunde Adediran
Song Sampled: Michael Jackson – Liberian Girl
Off his Until the End of Time album, Tupac’s Letter To My Unborn Child samples Michael Jackson’s 1989 smash Liberian Girl,” off of Bad. Although he was engaged 2Pac did not, in fact, have an unborn fetus. The unborn child depicted in the song is fictitious and metaphoric.
Song Sampled: Michael Jackson – Human Nature
From their It’s About Time album, SWV’s debut single, Right Here had an even bigger remix, The Human Nature radio mix produced by Teddy Riley. The production of this song was heavily inspired by Michael Jackson’s classic recording Human Nature. The song was one of their best known hits and it spent seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.
Song Sampled: Jackson 5 – ABC
O.P.P. is a song by American rap group Naughty by Nature it was the lead single from their self-titled second album Naughty by Nature. The “Down Wit’ O.P.P”, popular catchphrase was popular all over the world thanks to this song. O.P.P. sampled The Jackson 5’s 1970 smash-hit song ABC.
Sampled Song: Michael Jackson – Rock With You
Written by Irv Gotti, Chink Santana & Ashanti, Rock Wit U (Awww Baby) is a single released on Ashanti’s Chapter II album, it samples Michael Jackson’s Rock With You, off of his 1979 album Off The Wall. Rock wit U (Awww Baby) became became Ahanti’s first international hit from her second album.
Song Sampled: Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin
Don’t Stop the Music is the fourth single off Rihanna’s 2007’s third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad , a dance-pop track based around a sample of Michael Jackson’s 1983 single, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin
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