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KC and The Sunshine Band Sampled by Notorious B.I.G.

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KC and The Sunshine Band

What does Miami r&b, dance, and funk have to do with Biggie Smalls?

KC and The Sunshine Band are one of the most sampled groups in hip hop, and featured on tracks for artists including the Notorious B.I.G., Fifty Cent, Jay Z, Trick Daddy, Fabolous, Black Eyed Peas, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Digital Underground, N.W.A., Big Daddy Kane, Montell Jordan, Beyoncé, Prince Markie Dee, Too Short, and many, many more.

One of the most sampled tracks is “I Get Lifted” by K.C. and The Sunshine Band featuring George McCrae.



This unremitting speaker knocker is a mainstay of the B.I.G’s classic debut album Ready To Die. Now Check out “Respect” by Biggie Smalls, produced by Poke and P. Diddy.

So “Get Lifted,” and enjoy the music.

K.C. and The Sunshine Band are a #1 pop group from Miami, Florida discovered by the mighty Henry Stone and signed to his record label under T.K. Productions, one of the biggest independent record companies in the world throughout the 1970s.