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Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 50

Updated on July 14, 2015

It's hard for me to make a big deal out of reaching the #50. After all, 49 is a perfect cube, rooted in the lucky number 7. And what about Area 51? Seems kinda important to the Mothership Connection if you asked me. The number 50 didn't even exist there for awhile...we called it "Fiddy".

But Anyway...

The year is 1971.

Now comes the first of the children of Roton.
Lords of the Underground witness the birth of the Funky Child,
Doitall, hit 'em!

Produced by Marley Marl
Produced by Marley Marl

For humans to enjoy....

Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History #50

1) Shop Around - (Neil) Merryweather & (Lynn) Carey

  • Break - Jurassic 5

2) Love to Hate - Freddie North

  • Break - Jurassic 5

3) Ben - Bill Cosby

  • After School Special - Jurassic 5

4) Soul Man - Denis Bryant

  • The Game - Jurassic 5

  • Product Placement (Side 1) - DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist


5) Moses' Theme - Frankie Bleu

  • 24 Hours to Live - Ma$e, DMX, Puff Daddy, Black Rob and The Lox

6) Magic Mona - Phyllis Hyman

  • A-Yo - Redman, Method Man & Saukrates

  • Take it There - Akbar

7) A Theme For LA’s Team - Thom Bell Orchestra

  • Funky Child - Lords of the Underground

  • Say Something - Jean Grae & Talib Kweli

8) Skain's Domain - Wynton Marsalis

  • Hot Music - SoHo

  • Superstarr Part Zero - K-os

9) Love Finds It's Own Way - Gladys Knight & the Pips

  • Yesterdays - Atmosphere

  • Susan's House - eels

10) I'll Bet You - The Jackson 5

  • Car Theif - Beastie Boys

?uestlove autographed this for me the other day.


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    • Paul Agbuya profile image

      Paul Agbuya 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      master funkual. One of first EP's from The Click had a track called "Face the Facts" which contains a sample at the end. I cannot figure out the title and artist but a line in the lyrics goes; "can't trust the girl I said. No, you just can't trust that girl"

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      jesse 6 years ago

      Idk but maybe u can answer this for me, but the bill Cosby's Ben sample is used in root down by beastie boys or is it a different sample I'm thinking of?

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      anders 6 years ago

      damn ....

      my jaw is still slack from the funky child revelation

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      adub 6 years ago

      appreciate what your doing! great samples!

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      Harry Santos 6 years ago from Metro Manila, Philippines

      I love the analysis on the number 49 on the first part. This is a great hub! Thanks for sharing! :)