Terry Urban, author of last year’s curious FKA Biggie mash-up album, pays tribute to his two fallen heroes, David Bowie and The Notorious B.I.G. The mash-up—wonderfully titled “Biggie Stardust”—blends Big’s “Dead Wrong” and Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream”... while sounding surprisingly natural.
At best, this is a good reminder that Bowie has long been a source for inspiration to some of hip-hop’s greatest producers—from J Dilla to Kanye West to Ice Cube to Public Enemy to El-P. Here are some of our favorite hip-hop songs sampling Bowie:
Sampling “Let’s Dance”:
Sampling “Soul Love”: