Is That You Jimi? Top 5 Hendrix Samples In Hip Hop

Jimi Hendrix is one of music’s legendary artists. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist was ahead of his time with his music. His experimental sound made a mark in music history. Although he was classified in the Rock genre, his music was heard all over. Aside from creating amazing tunes, he was a genius with the electric guitar. His rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock in ’69 was epic. That was easily his best and most memorable performance.

He has a bevy of songs, projects, and albums that play a major part in music. When people began sampling, many of his albums were used to create other hits. Artists like the Pharcyde, Beastie Boys, and Cypress Hill are amongst a few of the people who sampled his sound. Check out some of the clips below to see which songs have that Hendrix sample. This is a great way to pay homage to such talent on what would have been his  birthday. Happy Birthday Jimi!

Jimi’s song ‘Are You Experienced’ was sampled by The Pharcyde for Passin’ Me By

‘Little Miss Lover’ was used by A Tribe Called Quest for Scenario

‘Purple Haze’ was sampled by Method Man and Redman for ‘How High’

‘Fire’ was used by Rick Ross for The World is Ours Ft Pharrell, Meek Mill & Stalley

Remember was used by N.W.A. for Alwayz Into Somethin’

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