Top 5 Rap Songs That Sample The Beatles

With today marking late Beatles' member John Lennon's 70th birthday, SOHH provides a list of the top five rap songs which sampled the band's renowned hits.

1. Lil Wayne - "Help"

In 2007, Lil Wayne's Carter 3 Sessions mixtape sampled the Beatles' 1965 film/soundtrack, Help!

2. Nas & Pitbull - "Imagine"

Circa 2003, Nas and producer Salaam Remi sampled John Lennon's "Imagine" from his 1971 similarly-titled album.

3. Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh - "The Show"

In 1985, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh sampled The Beatles' "Michelle" from their 1965 album, Rubber Soul, in order to create their hip-hop classic.

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4. Wyclef Jean & R. Kelly's "Gone Till November" Remix

In 1998, off the success of his "Gone Till November" hit, Wyclef Jean and R.Kelly also used a portion of The Beatles' "Michelle" from their 1965 album, Rubber Soul.

5. Talib Kweli's "Lonely People"

In 2004, Talib Kweli released his The Beautiful Mixtape which utilized the haunting refrain from the Beatles' popular "Eleanor Rigby" for the rapper's song, "Lonely People".


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