February 6 marks the day two Reggae legends were born, Bob Marley, and Bunny Rugs. Bob Marley started out in Trench Town, and became a larger than life Icon while Bunny Rugs made his mark as a Solo Artist, and Lead Vocalist for one of Reggae’s most successful Bands, Third World. While many pay respects to them today, we’d like to look back at a few songs that further immortalized them through samples. Samples will come from Bob Marley’s solo singles, or with The Wailers, and from Third World Band during Rugs’ time. Enjoy!
Sampled on: Notorious B.I.G. – Hold Ya Head (2005)
Sampled on: Little Brother ft. Mos Def – Let It Go (2006)
Sampled on: Akon – Don’t Matter (2006)
Sampled on: The Game ft. Swizz Beatz & Jay Electronica – Higher (2010)
*Originally sampled The Ojays’ version, but we’re leaning to Heavy D being inspired by Third World’s version.
Happy Birthday Bob and Bunny!