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Here's a List of Songs We Didn't Know Were Samples [VIDEOS]

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Some of the top songs of today, came from some of the greatest songs in history. Did you know? The expression ‘history repeats itself,’ is true indeed, even in music.

What is a sample? A sample is “the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording.”

Here’s a short list of songs that we DIDN’T know were sampled.

DJ Khaled featuring Drake- For Free is a sample of Too Short- Blow the Whistle.

JAY Z, Kanye West - Otis is sampling Otis Redding- Try a Little Tenderness

Cardi B, Bad Bunny featuring J Balvin- I like It is sampling Pete Rodriguez- I Like it Like That

Beyonce – Crazy in Love samples Chi-Lites – "Are You My Woman

Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe samples  Boom Clap Bachelors Tiden Flyver

Cam’ron featuring DJ Kay Slay, Freekey Zekey, Juelz Santana- Hey Ma briefly samples Commodores- Easy

The list continues, while listening to your favorite songs, keep in mind that it could be a song from history in which inspired the one that you're listening to.