We pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who passed away last week in this edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio.

We start out with a story about her iconic version of “Respect” and the history behind the tune. Then work our way through 30 minutes of tunes that sampled her music, and close out the show with some new and classic hip-hop.

Under the Influence – Guys And Dolls (Gender Marketing Part 2 clip)
Mos Def – Ms Fat Booty
Outkast – Jazzy Belle
Mobb Deep – Drop a Gem On Em
The Bizzie Boys – Droppin’ It
Pete Rock – Aretha
Muneshine & Vinyl Frontiers ft Sean Price and Termanology – What Now
Ugly Heroes – Naysayers and Playmakers
EPMD – Strictly Business
Xzibit – What You See is What You Get
Cee Aye Cee – Give Me Light
RJD2 – See You Leave
Clypto ft SmooVth – Shadow Box
Branded Moore & DJ Over – IDGAF
Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh ft Ransom – Land Mine
Sicwitdapen – Recognize
Buck-N-Nice ft Reks – Time
Jedi Mind Tricks – You Have One Devil but Five Angels
Apollo Brown and Locksmith – Slow Down
Soul Chef – Next to Nothing
Dizz1 ft Blu – We Make It Look Easy
Black Thought & 9th Wonder – Thank You
Dustin Moore – John Lennon
Eminem – The Way I Am
EPMD – Crossover
Fu-Schnickens – La Schmoove
Nice & Smooth – No Delaying
Boogiemonsters – Bronx Bombas
Mic Guts – Everyday
NYOIL – Joy and Laughter
Grim Fury – Hallejuah
Historians – Money Isn’t Everything

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