December 7, 2016
James Brown. Otis Redding. Funkadelic. These are the names we are used to seeing in the liner notes of our favorite rap albums under “sampled from.” But we would be remiss if we didn’t mention Bobby Blue Bland, a man who, on the low, created tons of soulful joints that rappers have been pulling from for years.
Here’s a taste of who made hits from Bland’s music (Jay Z’s not the only one!).
TELL US: Who did Bland the best?