Quick, fun post today…I was feeling nostalgic for some rap songs that became big in the 90s (probably from seeing Will Smith on The Graham Norton Show – made me think of Will’s ‘Men in Black’ song). Upon reflection, I realised just how damn many popular 90s rap songs have used samples. Especially from 70s and 80s funk songs.
From what I hear, sampling has always been a big part of rap culture. I’m not exactly criticizing these rappers for that, I like a lot of these songs. Just thought it would be fun to show the originals and their ‘remixes’.
I’m not gonna list ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice, because it’s so obvious. But I do think it’s amusing that Queen sued him for his unauthorized use of ‘Under Pressure’.
OK! Here we go…
And what is a very amusing sendup of Will Smith:
So we also have:
Quite a sweet song:
Using the music of a song that’s anything but sweet:
I always liked this song, did anyone else think of this straight after Obama got elected?:
REGULATORS! Mount up:
To me, Eminem completely unnecessarily sampled (and mangled) this song. One of my favourite 70s songs, used for another dumb diatribe about Kim:
The much-better original:
😛 Taken from:
Sorry Willow, as my boyfriend likes to point out, whipping your hurr has already been done.
Can you think of any other notable examples?
Have a fun day! xo