Famous Hip-Hop songs that sample from Classics

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:44 pm
The title is self explanatory. This thread is strictly about famous hip-hop songs that were sampled from classic songs.

I created this for fun and because I wanted to make a CD full of classic tracks that became sampled by hip-hop artists.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:58 pm
ou... this should be fun

Nelly - And They Say
Lloyd Ft. Andre 3000 - You
Kanye West - Diamonds Are Forever
Akon - Lonely
Damien Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
Keyshia Cole Ft. Missy Elliot - Let it Go
The Fugees - No Woman, No Cry
Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight (lol)
Kanye West - Champion
Nas - Heaven
Nas - NY State of Mind
Nas Ft. Kanye West and Chrisette Michelle
Notorious B.I.G - Mo' Money Mo' Problems
Busta Rhymes - Touch It
The Federation - I Wear My Stunner Glasses At Night
The Game Ft. Kanye West - Wouldn't Get Far
Jay-Z - Show Me What You Got
Kanye West - All Falls Down
Kanye West - School Spirit
Kanye West - The Glory
Kanye West Ft. Jay-Z - Never Let Em' Down
Kanye West - I Wonder
Kanye West - Hey Mama
Kanye West - RoboCop
Kanye West - Heartless
Kanye West - Coldest Winter
Kanye West - Good Morning
Kanye West - Good Life
Kanye West - Roses
(ugh i quit kanye west)
Lupe Fiasco - Day Dream

actually im done for today
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:16 pm
8th ave wrote:ou... this should be fun

Nelly - And They Say
Lloyd Ft. Andre 3000 - You
Kanye West - Diamonds Are Forever
Akon - Lonely
Damien Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
Keyshia Cole Ft. Missy Elliot - Let it Go
The Fugees - No Woman, No Cry
Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight (lol)
Kanye West - Champion
Nas - Heaven
Nas - NY State of Mind
Nas Ft. Kanye West and Chrisette Michelle
Notorious B.I.G - Mo' Money Mo' Problems
Busta Rhymes - Touch It
The Federation - I Wear My Stunner Glasses At Night
The Game Ft. Kanye West - Wouldn't Get Far
Jay-Z - Show Me What You Got
Kanye West - All Falls Down
Kanye West - School Spirit
Kanye West - The Glory
Kanye West Ft. Jay-Z - Never Let Em' Down
Kanye West - I Wonder
Kanye West - Hey Mama
Kanye West - RoboCop
Kanye West - Heartless
Kanye West - Coldest Winter
Kanye West - Good Morning
Kanye West - Good Life
Kanye West - Roses
(ugh i quit kanye west)
Lupe Fiasco - Day Dream

actually im done for today

ok now list the originals!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:39 pm
RobDIKUM wrote:
8th ave wrote:ou... this should be fun

Nelly - And They Say
Lloyd Ft. Andre 3000 - You
Kanye West - Diamonds Are Forever
Akon - Lonely
Damien Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
Keyshia Cole Ft. Missy Elliot - Let it Go
The Fugees - No Woman, No Cry
Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight (lol)
Kanye West - Champion
Nas - Heaven
Nas - NY State of Mind
Nas Ft. Kanye West and Chrisette Michelle
Notorious B.I.G - Mo' Money Mo' Problems
Busta Rhymes - Touch It
The Federation - I Wear My Stunner Glasses At Night
The Game Ft. Kanye West - Wouldn't Get Far
Jay-Z - Show Me What You Got
Kanye West - All Falls Down
Kanye West - School Spirit
Kanye West - The Glory
Kanye West Ft. Jay-Z - Never Let Em' Down
Kanye West - I Wonder
Kanye West - Hey Mama
Kanye West - RoboCop
Kanye West - Heartless
Kanye West - Coldest Winter
Kanye West - Good Morning
Kanye West - Good Life
Kanye West - Roses
(ugh i quit kanye west)
Lupe Fiasco - Day Dream

actually im done for today

ok now list the originals!


no... YOU list the originals....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:08 am
first song I thought of, Classic by Hieroglyphics, but that's actual classical music which you probably aren't interested in (plus that songs not all that great).

The Light by Common / orig. "open your eyes" by bobby caldwell (pretty tight track as well)

Jay Z and Danger Mouse - What more can I say (the gray album)
Georgia by Ludacris (orig. Georgia on my mind by Ray Charles)
San Francisco Knights by people under the stairs
Acid Raindrops by People under the stairs

eclectic method made a pretty cool mix of Gold digger (kanye west) and the original Ray charles song - I got a woman. you can listen to it here http://www.eclecticmethod.net/video/streaming-video/golddigger-ray-charles-vs-kanye-west-vs-jamie-fox/ (first min 30 kinda sux)

Mas que nada by Sergio Mendes feat the black eyed peas (orig mas que nada by sergio mendes). the BEPeas lyrics are kinda stupid, but the beat is sick.

Canto de Ossanha by Jurassic 5 (well just their DJ's Cut Chemist and Nu-mark). AWESOME track! prob listened to it a 100 times! if you listen to the original (same title by Baden Powel) you'll see why it's so cool - they use pretty much every part of the original song, but they mash it up to make it more hip hop'y and it just sounds great.

lastly, one of my favorites, just because the intro is so cool, "thin line" by Cut Chemist feat Jurassic 5 and Nelly Furtado. he starts off with the whole classic track, then breaks it down to just the original song's bass line. definitley worth a listen.
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