5 Songs in Hip-hop that would have never existed with out Aretha Franklin


Written By: Dubdemo

Often the title queen is loosely used, bestowed upon over night sensations, or attractive two hit wonders.Those concerns are immediately dispelled when queen Aretha is discussed. Her career spanned decades and produced countless chart-topping hits. Many of which have been sampled in the Hip Hop culture.  Queen A’s contributions to the culture,  through music and excellence has earned her a well deserved proper stamp of appreciation.

While overcoming trials and tribulations as a teen, her talent, hard work and ability to overcome and adapt enabled the Queen to become an icon. Below is a small collection of her sampled works.

  1. Slum Village – Selfish ft Kanye West, John Legend



Original Song

Aretha Franklin – Call Me

2.  Outkast – Jazzy Belle


Original Song

Aretha Franklin- Rock Steady

3. Rhapsody- Laila’s Wisdom

Original Song

Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools

4. Mobb Deep – Drop a Gem On Em


Aretha Franklin – You Are My Sunshine


Mos Def Ms. Fat Booty

Major shout out to the Queen of Soul for her contributions to hiphop!! Rest in peace Queen A.

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