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Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 18

Updated on June 4, 2010

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Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Volume 18

#1 ~ Fun - Brick

  • Put It In Your Mouth - Akinyele

  • Live It Up - Da Brat

  • Video - india.arie


#2 ~ When She Made Me Promise - The Beginning of the End

  • Reminisce (T.R.O.Y.) - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

#3 ~ Mothership Connection (Star Child) - Parliament

  • Let Me Ride - Dr. Dre

  • Pimp Clinic - Above the Law

  • We Want Eazy - Eazy-E

  • Groove to the Sound - Run DMC

  • The Homies - Tone Loc

#4 ~ Kissing My Love - Bill Withers

  • Let Me Ride - Dr. Dre

  • Straight Out The Jungle - Jungle Brothers

  • In The Ghetto - Eric B. & Rakim

  • Rated R - Redman

  • A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die - Scarface

  • Tribal Jam - X-Clan

  • Movin On - Masta Ace

#5 ~ Innocent 'til Proven Guilty - Honey Cone

  • Testify - Common

#6 ~ You Can't Turn Me Away - Sylvia Striplin

  • Get Money - Junior M.A.F.I.A.

#7 ~ Hit or Miss - Bo Diddley

  • Buddy (12"-Native Tongue Decision) - De La Soul, ATCQ, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love

  • I Got My Thang in Action - Method Man

  • Just a Poet (It Feels Mighty Fine) - Def Jef

  • Dontmatta - Kwame

  • Your Worst Nightmare - Schoolly D

#8 ~ Verb! That's What's Happening - Zachary Sanders from "Schoolhouse Rock"

  • I Got My Thang in Action - Method Man

#9 ~ There's Nothing in This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You - Tom Brock

  • Girls Girls Girls - Jay-Z

#10 ~ Sweet Ones - Sarah Slean

  • The Love Song - K-OS



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      Canez, Anderson 

      6 years ago

      hey funktual!

      i need a help!

      please, listen on this link at 4:00.

      and please!! say to me who is!

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      7 years ago

      #9 sounds like didnt i

      didnt it

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      Jay Oh Bee 

      7 years ago

      Yo Funktual! I can't believe you've never heard of Michie Mee:

      Check out her dancehall toaster styles at the 3 minute mark.

      Keep up the great work.



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      double b 

      8 years ago

      could it be that the intro comes from the infectious grooves album - sarsippius' ark?

      infectious grooves is a side project from mike muir and robert trujillo from suicidal tendencies.

      Keep up the good work, i still find here and there some samples i didn't know, thx

      grtz from belgium

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      DJ Funktual 

      9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Swollen them I know.

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      Deep (just a guy) 

      9 years ago

      Love that you have some K-OS in your knowledge base. If you want to hear other good Canadian Hip-Hop, you might appreciate:

      Maestro Fresh Wes (really brought Canadian Hip-Hop to the fore)

      Dream Warriors (My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style changed things up, but Day In Day Out always sticks in my head)

      HDV (Honestly, Pimp of the Microphone makes me laugh every time I hear it)

      Michie Mee (Jamaican Funk was a great track, but the original backbeat that she used when she performed it live on MuchMusic has always been my favourite version...)

      Classified (If you can dig up the sample he uses in "The Maritimes", THAT would be impressive...accordion in a hip-hop track? Crazy!)

      Buck 65 (Really changing things up and you either love him or hate him, but you can't deny he's doing something different)

      Rascalz (Really Livin' got me hooked, and they brought us the Canadian Hip Hop Anthem: Northern Touch)

      Choclair (Let's Ride is still a favourite)

      Kardinall Offishall (On Wit Da Show!!!)

      Swollen Members

      Cadence Weapon (Again - another love him or hate him sort of thing, and while I'm not really a fan, I can't help but listen to Sharks over and over and over and over...)

      Okay, I'll shut up now. Just listing all these Canucks makes me want to dig out my old tapes 'n' CDs...

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Great comment

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      9 years ago

      I'm an original Florida gal (Ocala, then Summerfield). Don't miss it (I have mtns here in VA).

      Always felt like such an outsider; I always liked funk/disco/R&B/soul, and my superwhite family tried to keep me from "that".

      I won.

      Love your work, love what you have to say. Your joy is evident! I am shamelessly taking your example, and turning others on to the great groovy music that I know of...

    • DIRTYGARY profile image


      9 years ago

      DIRTYGARY asks this question. Track #9 " I see ya jay" by RAGTIME on the "DEEP COVER" soundtrack and track #5 "you haven't heard nothing" by DOMINATION on ICE-T's "RHYME SYNDICATE COMIN' THROUGH" both utilize the same beat which sounds like the OHIO PLAYERS "PAIN". I bought the OHIO PLAYERS greatest hits, but "PAIN" had no strong horn blast or baseline. What's the beat. Pleeze holla back, DIRTYGARY.

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Didn't even know I was on Reddit, LOL. I did the Aretha Sample long ago. Volume 5 or 6 can't remember.

    • 49er profile image


      9 years ago from USA

      Man I came across your top 100 samples videos on Reddit this weekend and got sucked in for almost an hour. Great Stuff, but you totally ruined my productivity ;)


      Don't know if you have done this one or not, but I have always thought Aretha Franklin's “One Step Ahead,” which was sampled by Mos Def for Ms. Phat Booty was pretty cool and a great sample...

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      9 years ago

      Is it me or does it smell FUNKY in here? :D

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      Shay Govara 

      10 years ago from On the run

      Cool joints


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