Listen To These 5 Hip Hop Songs Sampled From Aretha Franklin Tracks, R.I.P. Queen Of Soul

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Rest in Peace to the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

The music icon passed away today, August 16th, in hospice care, surrounded by family and friends. Franklin’s passing comes just three days after reports stated that the Queen was gravely ill, battling pancreatic cancer.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest voices in music history, Franklin broke racial barriers and held Billboard records for her music and her influence. Having opened doors for many of today’s musicians, Aretha Franklin will be remembered through her legacy of hits and impact she has had on the culture.

Honoring the late legend, here are just a few stand-out hip-hop tracks that have sampled Franklin’s vocals and music.

R.IP. Queen of Soul. We’ll miss you and love you.

1. Ms. Fat Booty – Mos Def
(Sampled from Aretha’s track: One Step Ahead)

2. Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat – Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
(Sampled from Aretha’s track: Rock Steady)

3. Jazzy Belle – Outkast
(Sampled from Aretha’s track: Rock Steady)

4. School Spirit – Kanye West
(Sampled from Aretha’s track: Spirit in the Dark)

5. In My Lifetime (Big Jaz Radio Remix) – Jay Z
(Sampled from Aretha’s track: Oh Baby)

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