Known for his ability to morph multiple genres into one brilliant and colorful masterpiece (plastic soul), musical icon, David Bowie passed this morning (Monday, Jan. 11) after losing his battle with cancer.
The English legend was not afraid to be different; his music was tailored to those who were often alienated, but would later set the trend for others to follow. His ability to mix jazz, soul and rock accompanied his flamboyant appearance, literally allowing him to stand out from any other artist that tried to perfect his coined genre, glam-rock.
Bowie’s resilience and ability to teleport into multiple musical arenas has inspired a multitude of artists. Before paying their respects to Bowie’s family on social media, dozens of big name artists showed their appreciate by sampling his work.
Check out these five tracks that sampled the industry’s most admired chameleon.
1) Been Around the World by Puff Daddy, Mase & The Notorious B.I.G
2) Takeover by Jay-Z
3) Run and Hide by The Bullitts and Jay Electronica
4) Take Notice by J Dilla feat. Guilty Simpson
5) For Everything by Rapsody
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