Top 5 Gospel Samples in Hip-Hop
Sampling is a huge part of rap music; hip-hop producers borrow from many old and new songs to create a whole new piece of music. Producers such as J Dilla, Alchemist, Kanye West, and more have trail blazed a path of legendary sampled hip-hop songs. A new trend that is occurring is gospel samples in hip-hop music. More and more soulful gospel samples are appearing in hip-hop songs, which is ironic since rap music is a completely polar opposite genre from gospel music. Either way gospel songs make for great hip-hop samples apparently. Check out some of the top gospel sampled hip-hop songs below!
2. Kanye West- Father Stretch My Hands: Another semi-vulgar song that takes inspiration from Gospel. The sample on this one is "Father I Stretch My Hands" by Pastor T.L. Barrett.
3. Drake- Furthest Thing: The second part of this Drake song off of NTWS is produced by Jake One and samples Corinthian Temple Cogic Choir – Hold On, For We're Going Home.
4. Lil Wayne- Grateful: Lil Wayne opens up some more about the Cash Money situration over gospel singer Tramaine Hawkins from The Hawkins Family singing "Be Grateful".