Top 7 Hall & Oates-Sampled Hip-Hop Songs
Nothing says hip-hop like Hall & Oates. That's right. Not even the filthy mouths of 2 Live Crew could resist their soft rock hooks, luxurious hair and awkward, ambiguous lyrics. (You can't go for what, exactly?)
From Wu Tang to Kanye, rappers have paid homage to the Reagan-era duo by taking bits and pieces of their music for years. (In total they've been sampled by musicians a whopping 52 times and counting.) They possess so much soul that back in the '80s some fans swore they were black until they saw them perform.
This Fourth of July weekend, the guilty pleasure pair take over the Hollywood Bowl for three glorious nights. The only way to welcome them to L.A. was to pay tribute to the 7 Best Hall & Oates-sampled Songs from the genre that loves them best, hip-hop. Getcha rock and soul on:
7. Kanye feat. Rhymefest and Mikkey - "Fight With the Best"
Sample: "Grounds for Separation"
6. Wu-Tang Clan - "Method Man"
Sample: "Method of Modern Love"
5. Heavy D - "I'll Do Anything"
Sample: "I Can't Go For That"