Nas "Street Dreams" (1996)

Where They Sound The Same: The beats. That's what happens when two artists use the same sample.

Sometimes the most accessible sounds are the simplest. 2Pac exploited that fact with the contagious bass in "All Eyes On Me," a sample of Linda Clifford's "Never Gonna Stop." It was so contagious that Nas decided to use the same bass line for "Street Dreams." The two rappers flipped it in their own way, making both tracks keepers, but it's hard to imagine that either would be as powerful without Linda Clifford's "Never Gonna Stop" providing them with that rap-ready backdrop.