A year ago today, fans, family and the entire music industry began mourning the loss of Michael Jackson. On June 25, 2009, the King of Pop died at the age of 50. While his passing left millions of people across the world with grief, the everlasting musical legacy that he left behind also caused many to celebrate. After 365 days, the music still hasn’t stopped. In remembrance of Michael, XXLMag.com lists some of the best (50 to be exact) hip-hop songs that sample MJ’s work. We got everybody from Jay-Z and 2Pac to Nas and N.W.A. Sha’mone!
1. “100 Miles and Runnin’”––N.W.A (“Thriller”)
2. “1st of Tha Month (Remix)”––Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (“The Lady in My Life”)
3. “911 Is a Joke”––Public Enemy (“Thriller”)
4. “A Message for Your Mind”––Rappin’ 4-Tay (“I Want You Back”)
5. “All That I Got Is You”––Ghostface Killah feat. Mary J. Blige (“Maybe Tomorrow”)
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