This past Tuesday marked the release of The Bravest Man In The Universe, Bobby Womack's first album of all original material in nearly 18 years. From getting his start as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career in music has spanned over 50 years. To celebrate the release of The Bravest Man In The Universe, XXL takes a look back at some of the best Hip-Hop records flipped off of Bobby Womack samples.—XXL Staff (@XXL)


Big K.R.I.T "Just Touched Down," K.R.I.T. Wuz Here (2010)

Sampled: Bobby Womack "Across 110th Street," Across 110th Street(1971)


Kendrick Lamar “Cut You Off (To Grow Closer)" O(verly) D(edicated) 2010

Sampled: Bobby Womack "Harlem Love Theme,"Across 110th Street (1972)

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9th Wonder feat. Big Dho, Sean Price, and Rapsody "Shots," The Dream Merchant Vol. 2 (2007)

Sampled: Bobby Womack "And I Love Her," Understanding (1972)

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Little Brother featuring Quiana "What We Are," Left Back (2010)

Sampled: Bobby Womack "You're Welcome, Stop On By," Lookin' For a Love Again (1974)


9th Wonder "The Thanks I Get," Unreleased Instrumentals Vol. 1 (2005)

Sampled: Bobby Womack "Is This The Thanks I Get"Pieces (1978)


Little Brother Featuring Kanye West & Consequence "I See Now," The Chitlin' Circuit (2004)

Sampled: Bobby Womack "I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You,"The Facts Of Life (1973)


Talib Kweli Featuring Jean Grae "Where Ya Gonna Run?" Right About Now (2005)

Sampled: Bobby Womack "Jealous Love,"The Poet (1975)


Mariah Carey feat. Jadakiss and Styles P "We Belong Together," The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)

Sampled: Bobby Womack "If You Think You're Lonely Now," The Poet (1981)


Project Pat "You Know The Biss," Ghetty Green(1999)

Sampled: Bobby Womack "Woman's Gotta Have It,"Understanding (1972)