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Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Samples of All Time

Sampling has taken over modern Hip Hop and can be seen on almost every Hip Hop song in the billboard top 100. Because of the pioneering efforts of incredible producers like Kayne West, Metro Boomin, and Dr. Dre sampling has become an essential skill that all modern producers must be proficient in. The list below encapsulates the 10 best hip hop samples of all time that every fan and producer must know.

1. The Jb’s “The Grunt”

Sampled on Public Enemy’s “Rebel Without A Pause” (1987)

2. David McCallum “The Edge”

Sampled on Dr. Dre f/ Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg & Kurupt “The Next Episode”

3. Bob Azzam and His Orchestra “Rain, Rain, Go Away”

Sampled on Artifacts f/ Busta Rhymes “C’mon Wit Da Get Down (Remix)”

4. David Axelrod “A Divine Image”

Sampled on Kool G Rap f/ B1 & MF Grimm “Take ‘Em to War” (1995)

5. The Heath Brothers “Smilin Billy Suite Pt. II”

Sampled on Nas f/ Q-Tip “One Love” 

6. Billy Brooks “Forty Days”

Sampled on A Tribe Called Quest “Luck Of Lucien”

7. The Winstons, “Amen Brother”

Sampled on N.W.A “Straight Outta Compton”

8. Melvin Bliss, “Synthetic Substitution”

Sampled on Wu-Tang Clan’s “Bring Da Ruckus”

9. The Soul Searchers, “Ashely’s Roachclip”

Sampled on Eric B. and Rakim, “Paid in Full”

10. Billy Squier, “The Big Beat”

Sampled on Jay Z, “99 Problems”

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