15 Examples Of David Bowie's Influence On Rap And Hip-Hop

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Before the late, great Natalie Cole was even laid to rest, the announcement came down that David Bowie had died after an ongoing battle with cancer.

While the rock world was mourning the loss of Bowie, the great British actor Alan Rickman also lost a battle with cancer, and then Eagles frontman and prolific songwriter (and TV writer) Glenn Frey passed, shaking the entertainment industry to its core.

While each will be remembered for their contributions to music and film, t's almost impossible to mention David Bowie without thinking about the many artists that he has influenced over the years, including the following 15 rap artists and groups who sampled his work over the years, one of the greatest tributes to any musical icon.

(Warning: lyrics are definitely explicit!)

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