Sampled: "Funky President (People It's Bad)"

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Sampled: "Funky President (People It's Bad)"

With Allan Schwartzberg laying down the beat, the low-slung swagger of James Brown's 1974 track has been used as the basis for a run of funky hip-hop hits. In Eric B. & Rakim's hands it was turned into a golden era call-to-arms, while DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince rode it into crossover climes.

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