Producer: Puff Daddy

Like much of James Brown's catalog, his 1972 record, "I Got Ants in My Pants" has been sampled in hip-hop a number of times. Public Enemy's 1988 classic, "Don't Believe the Hype," made a two-second loop from the Brown song famous, and Cypress Hill flipped it three years later on the "Blunted Mix" of their breakout track, "How I Could Just Kill a Man." Puffy turned it into an R&B jam six years after that, creating an updated version of the loop for Brian McKnight and Ma$e. It became the highest charting single from Anytime. —Ernest Baker

Inspiration: Public Enemy "Don't Believe the Hype" (1988)

Producer: The Bomb Squad