11 Songs You Won't Believe Are Samples Of James Brown's Music

06/06/2014 03:50 pm ET | Updated Jun 12, 2014

James Brown’s innovative style, stage presence, and artistry have penetrated through pop culture and influenced legions of fans through the years. So much so that the God Father of Soul’s legacy continues to live on today in music and Hollywood.

This summer will mark the release of Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “GET ON UP,” which stars Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, and Viola Davis.

In celebration of Brown’s illustrious career and Black Music Month we decided to highlight 11 notable songs that have sampled his classic music. Let us know your favorites in the comments section.

Artists Who Sampled James Brown


"GET ON UP" hits theaters nationwide on Aug. 1.

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