57 Songs That Sound The Same

Snoop Dogg "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" (1993)


2Pac "Can't C Me" (1996)


Where They Sound The Same: Throughout both songs. The Funkadelic influence is strong.

Snoop and 2Pac were both dominant forces in defining the '90s West Coast rap sound, and for two of their most high energy tracks, they looked to funk pioneer George Clinton for a little inspiration. Both "U Can't C Me" and "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" borrowed heavily from Funkadelic's "(Not Just) Knee Deep," and the result is instantly recognizable in the production of the two songs. While Pac went with a straight sample and featured George Clinton himself, Snoop brought in another Clinton sample with Parliament's "Atomic Dog" but used such a straightforward interpolation of "Knee Deep" that both Pac and Snoop ended up with party-starting production that sound like West Coast rap's update to Clinton's funky '70s energy.

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