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Questlove's Top 50 Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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UTFO, "Roxanne, Roxanne" (1984)


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37/50

Historians always note this as the seed that spawned a thousand responses. But I never hear historians noting this was the first hip-hop song that sampled a breakbeat: Billy Squier's "The Big Beat."


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