Five Great Hip-Hop Tracks That Sample Dylan

Bob Dylan, hip-hop inspriation. Photo: Keith Baugh/Redferns

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Ever find yourself up late at night wondering whether Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” was an early prototype rap song? Us too! With Bobby D’s 35th album Tempest arriving next week, we satiated that itch to link the famed songwriter to the rap world with these five snazzy samples snatched from Dylan’s vinyl vault.

1. Juelz Santana feat. Yelawolf, “Mixin’ Up the Medicine”

Dylan might have been singing about his pal Johnny “mixing up the medicine” on “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” but it was two guys named Juelz and Yela who took the concept and ran with it for this 2009 slammer.

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