An old favourite, released in 1981 and it started getting sampled about 30secs later
Original

Yella – Gotta Be Strong To live In New York (1981)
This was the reason Yella from NWA called himself Yella

Grandmaster Flash – It’s Nasty(1981)
So so futuristic

MixMaster Spade & The Compton Posse – Genius Is Back (1988)
Something about this reminds me of Arrested Development.

Hard Boys – Groupies (1991)
Snoop re-used a line from this and Gangsta Rhyme Posse would later use the same sample and similar topic for the second best use of this sample ever. One of the first Gang raps groups from Atlanta.

Mariah Carey – Fantasy (1995)

If you don’t like this then you don’t like me.

Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack (1996)
Subtle use of the track and one of the first to borrow so minimally from it.

Warren G & Adina Howard – What’s Love Got To Do With It (1996)
Off the Jackie Chan movie “Supercop” Soundtrack, this – I think – went number one in New Zealand and was more or less ignored everywhere else in the world

Brownside – Life On The Streets (1997)
Small sample from around 3:03 of the original is used to good effect with a classic westcoast latino banger.

St Lunatics – Gimme What You Got (1997)
Before Nelly was big they had a regional hit with this

Cam’ron – Me, My Moms and Jimmy (1998)

Mac Dre & Jay Tee – Chop That Ho (2007)
“Pac might have been the greatest rapper ever but Dre was the best. This is in here just because posthumous uses of Mac Dre need to be noticed. 17 odd years earlier Mac Dre and Coolio pretty much put a stop to lil Bruces career over this beat. that was the best use of the sample ever.

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