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Today marks the 58th birthday of the often imitated, never duplicated soul that is Prince.

The late, great star was so iconic and innovative that his influence was ever-present in today’s popular hip-hop songs. Sadly, the musical genius didn’t get to see his birthday this year, but his spirit is still alive and well. In honor of his Prince’s b’day, check out these hit songs that have name dropped the GOAT:

Eminem – “Without Me”

“I’ve been dope, suspenseful with a pencil ever since. Prince turned himself into a symbol”

Missy Elliott – “Work It” 

“Just cause I got a lot of fame sup-ah. Prince couldn’t get me change my name papa”

Kanye West – “Stronger”

“You know how long I’ve been on ya? Since Prince was on Apollonia”

Nas – “Bridging The Gap”

“Born in the game, discovered my father’s music, Like Prince searchin’ through boxes of Purple Rain”

Kanye West – “Champion” 

“They got the Drop Out keepin’ kids in the school, I guess I’ll clean up my act like Prince’ll do”

Jay Z – “Venus vs Mars”

“I thought shawty like Mike, found out she like Prince, Thought she was Adrian, it’s been Rocky ever since”

Notorious B.I.G. (f/ P. Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge, Avery Storm) – “Nasty Girl” 

“I need u to grind like Ur working for tips, And give me what I need while we listen to Prince”

Salt N’ Pepa – “Shoop”

“Straight up, wait up, hold up, Mr. Lover, Like Prince said you’re a sexy mutha-“

Prince – “My Name Is Prince” 

“My name is Prince and I am funky / My name is Prince the one and only”

Bloodhound Gang – “The Bad Touch” 

“Sweat baby sweat baby sex is a Texas drought, Me and you do the kind of stuff that only Prince would sing about”

Ice Cube – “What Can I Do” 

“Already done stack me half a mill ticket. Bought a house next to Prince, so now I can kick it”

Wild Animal – “Vanity”

“Naughty little thing,we may never know, The prince and the showgirl wonders if never, ever”

LL Cool J – “Rock The Bells”

“You hated Michael and Prince all the way, ever since, If their beats were made of meat, then they would have to be mince”


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