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A List of Songs Sampled From The Isley Brothers + Earth, Wind & Fire Verzuz

Another round of Verzuz kicked off over the Easter holiday.

The friendly battle was between two legendary groups, Earth, Wind, & Fire, plus The Isley Brothers. For four hours, they played timeless classics throughout the night. A lot of the hip hop jams we listen today sampled some of their music. Take a look (these songs are from the Verzuz):

Earth, Wind, & Fire: 

1. (1975) “That’s the Way of the World” – (Over 40 artists songs)

(2009) Bebe & Cece Winans “Never Thought”

(2007) Nas, Kam, King Tee, Candyman ft. Threat, ice-T, & Sir-Mix-A-Lot “Where Are They Now (West Coast Remix)”

(2006) Cam’Ron – “Do Ya Thing”

(2000) B.B. Jay “Word Is Bond”

(1999) Three 6 Mafia “Time for Da Juice Mane”

(1997) Frost – “Heaven & Hell”

(1994) Three 6 Mafia ft. Lil Noid and Playa Fly “Ridin’ In Da Chevy” 

 

2. (1981) “Let’s Groove” – over 40 artists 

(2016) Kent Jones – Alright”

(1998) DJ Roach – “Boogie Nights”

(1994) Earth, Wind, & Fire – “September (Remix)”

 

3. (1973) “Keep Your Head to the Sky” (8 songs)

(2012) DMX – “Head Up”

(2005) Kirk Franklin – “Keep Your Head”

(2001) Le Knight Club – “Gator”

(1994) Jay-Z – “Reach the Top”

 

4. (1975) “Reasons” (Live)

(2005) Kanye West ft. Nas & Really Doe “We Major”

 

5. (1966) “Got to Get You Into My Life” (over 2 songs)

(2004) La Funk Mob “No Time for Hesitation”

 

6. (1977) “Would You Mind”

(2015) Pusha T – “Untouchable”

 

7. (1977) “Be Ever Wonderful” 

(2007) Angie Stone “Be Ever Wonderful”

 

8. (1974) Devotion” (Live) (Over 5 songs)

(2017) Drake feat. Kanye West’s Glow sample of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Devotion (Live)

 

9. (1979) “After The Love Has Gone” (Over 5 songs)

(1998) Master P & Sons Of Funk – “Got the Hook-Up”

 

10.  (1974) “Mighty Mighty” (Over 2 songs)

(1989) III Most Wanted – “Calm Down”


 

The Isley Brothers:

1. (1983) “Between the sheets:”

(2010) Mac Miller – “Good Evening”

(2007) Jay-Z ft. Beanie Sigel – “Ignorant S***”

(1994) The Notorious B.I.G. – “Big Poppa”

 

2. (1966) “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You:)” (Over 20 songs)

(2018) Cynthia Erivo “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)”

(2015) Nog (Dance Producer) “Tears Inside”

(1996) The Supremes “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)”

 

3. (1974) “Hello It’s Me” (7 songs)

(2015) Erykah Badu and André 3000 – “Hello”

(2013) Rapper Big Pooh – “Don’t Change”

(2006) T.I. ft. Governor – “Hello”

(1993) Queen Latifiah – “Black Hand Side”

 

4. (1976) “(At Your Best) You Are Love” (7 songs)

(2017) Sevyn Streeter – “Before I Do”

(2012) Althea Hewitt – “At Your Best (You Are Love)”

(1994( Aaliah ft. R Kelly “At Your Best (You Are Love)”

 

5. (1976) The Isley Brothers’ “Harvest For the World” (6 songs)

(1995) Paul Johnson – “4 the World”

 

6. “Groove With You” (over 40 songs)

(2013) Jaheim – “Age Ain’t a Factor”

(2011) Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa & Mike Posner – “French Inhale”

(2006) Omarion – “Fool With You”

(2001) Master P – “Whoadie Gone”

(1991) MC Lyte – “2 Young 4 What”

 

7. (1973) “Summer Breeze” (over 80 songs)

(2010) Ludacris ft. Trey Songz – “Sex Room”

(2003) Alicia Keys “Slow Down”

(1996) 2Pac ft. Bizzy Bone “Confessions”

(1992) UGK “Tell Me Something Good”

 

8. “It’s Your Thing” (over 10 songs)

(1988) Salt-N-Peppa Ft. E.U. “Shake Your Thang”

 

9. “Make Me Say It Again Girl (Over 54 songs)

(1992) Naughty by Nature “Hip Hop Hooray”

(1996) Bone Thugs -N-Harmony “Tha Crossroads”

 

10. “That Lady” (over 10 songs)

(2014) Kendrick Lamar – “I”


There are TONS more! Which sample is your favorite? Take a look at Ebro In The AM breaking down the battle song by song:

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