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The Main Ingredients: Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder born on 5/13/50.

Owner of a record 25 grammy wins, the most by a solo artist.

Stevie’s influence on just popular music goes way beyond R&B and hip hop. Stevie is also the first Black artist to win an Oscar for best original song “I just called to say I love you.”

But Stevie’s influence goes beyond just being a singer, songwriter, producer, and musician.

Lets just consider the records that he has had sampled starting with the most obvious: “That Girl” which of course was used to make “So Many Tears” by 2Pac, and the remakes of Ribbon In The Sky by Intro as well as Overjoyed by Mary J Blige and Lately by Jodeci

So without further ado, a brief list of records that either sampled Stevie or were inspired by Stevie:

1. I’ll Do Anything by Ginuwine (uses Visions by Stevie Wonder)
2. Set It Off by Erick Sermon (uses You Will Know)
3. Ansar El Muhammad by Askari X (uses Maybe Your Baby)
4. Conversations by Snoop Dogg (uses Have A Talk With God)
5. You Bring The Sunshine by Clark Sisters (Inspired by Master Blaster)

6. Livin It Up by Ja Rule (uses Do I Do)


7. Keep It Real by Jamal (uses Ribbon In The Sky)


8. Tell Me Something Good by UGK (interpolation of Tell Me Something Good by Rufus written by Stevie Wonder)

Written by: Charles Green

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