As the world mourns the untimely passing of musical icon Aretha Franklin (Aug 16), her impact on popular culture continues to live on. With such a heavy influence on nearly every genre of music, Hip Hop becomes one of the most unthinkable contributions in her legacy.

The renowned “Queen of Soul” has influenced several significant artists such as Jay-Z, Nas, and Kanye West who have all sampled instrumentals and re-created their own sounds around her soulful loops.

Here are the top 15 Hip Hop songs featuring samples by Aretha Franklin:

1. Mos Def-“Ms. Fat Booty”/sample: Aretha Franklin “One Step Ahead”

2. Rapsody-“Laila’s Wisdom”/sample: Aretha Franklin “Young, Gifted, & Black”

3. Slum Village-“Selfish”/Aretha Franklin “Call me”

4. Jay-Z-“In My Lifetime (Big Jaz Remix)”/Aretha Franklin “Oh baby”

5. Mobb Deep-“Drop A Gem On Em”/Aretha Franklin “You Are My Sunshine

6. Cam’ron-“Daydreaming”/Aretha Franklin “Daydreaming”

7. T.I.-“Let’s Get Away”/Aretha Franklin “Daydreaming”

8. Method Man-“Spazzola feat. StreetLife, Raekwon, Master Killer, Killer Sin, & Inspektah Deck)/Aretha Franklin “Call me”

9. Kanye West-“School Spirit”/Aretha Franklin “Spirit In The Dark”

10. OutKast-“Jazzy Belle”/Aretha Franklin “Rock steady”

11. Onyx-“Last Dayz”/Aretha Franklin “A song for you”

12. Styles P-“The Life”/Aretha Franklin “A Long Winding Road”

13. Nas-“The Rise and the Fall”/Aretha Franklin “A song for you”

14. Dr. Dre-“Rat-tat-tat-tat-tat”/Aretha Franklin “Rock Steady”

15. Public Enemy-“Shut’em Down”/Aretha Franklin “Rock Steady”

Aretha Franklin’s successful career includes being one of the “Best Selling Artists of All Time” with over $75 million albums sold, over 40 albums recorded, 18 Grammy Awards won, 112 charted singles on Billboard, Hot 100, Pop and R&b charts total, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1979, the first woman inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, along with many more honors to commemorate her accomplishments.

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