When I found out some weeks ago that if it wasn’t for Stevie Wonder, there would be no Gangsta’s Paradise, the 1990s would be significant, and my whole life would turn out to be one big lie, I drowned in the Internet of samples trying to find similar awesome discoveries.
Okay, you guessed it, this is a list to show off your musical knowledge every time one of these rap tracks are played over the course of your life.

Stevie Wonder – Past Time Paradise

Most notable sample: Coolio ft. L.V – Gangsta’s Paradise

David Axelrod – The Edge

Most notable sample: Dr. Dre – The Next Episode ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg

Rick James – Superfreak

Most notable sample: MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

Led Zeppelin – When the Levee Breaks

Most notable sample: Dr. Dre – Lyrical Gangbang – The Chronic

Stephen, Stills and Nash – For What It’s Worth

Most notable sample: He Got Game – Public Enemy

The Clash – Straight to Hell

Most notable sample: M.I.A. – Paper Planes

Mike Oldfield – In High Places

Most notable sample: Kanye West – Dark Fantasy ft. Teyana Taylor

Electric Light Orchestra – Tightrope

Most notable sample: Jedi Mind Tricks Presents: Army of the Pharaohs – “Battle Cry”

DEVO – Gut Feeling

Most notable sample: 88-Keys Ft. Shitake Monkey – The Friends Zone

Steve Miller Band – The Joker

Most Notable sample: Geto Boys – Gangsta of Love