RIP MJ: Michael Jackson Samples In Hip-Hop

Yesterday the late, great King of Pop Michael Jackson would have turned 55. His legacy and influence on the music industry is undeniable and Jackson is one of the most sampled artists in hip-hop. Here’s a look at just a few tracks that have sampled the music of Michael and The Jackson 5.

Kanye West – Good Life

Quite a well known example, this track from Kanye’s Graduation won the Grammy for Best Rap Song back in 2008. It samples the outro to the upbeat P.Y.T from Michael Jackson’s Thriller and featured T-Pain before he became a ghost in the music industry.

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VIDEO: Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night

JT is the man. After dominating the first half of the year with number 1 album 20/20 Experience, he hasn’t wasted any time in dropping more gold with the music video for his new track Take Back The Night, the lead single for the follow up album 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2. Loving this vibe, sounding like a modern day Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough. Check it.