As the world begins to pay tribute to David Bowie and his legendary catalog of work, fans may not be truly aware of how extensive his contributions to hip-hop are. Bowie’s material found its way into the rap world via samples used on many well-known tracks by some of the genre’s biggest artists and producers. Obviously, we couldn’t list each and every tune that lifted from Ziggy’s original work because the list is extensive. Instead, we rounded up a few of our personal favorites to share just to showcase how far his influence reached.
When Classic Rap Songs Perfectly Sampled David Bowie