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Nas’s “I Can” samples Beethoven’s “Fur Elise”

Hip hop isn’t just built upon ill rhymes, but samples of pre-existing melodies blended together with new beats in an inventive way. Nas‘s 2003 single, “I Can,” samples Beethoven‘s famous “Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor,” aka “Fur Elise.”

“I Can”:

“Fur Elise:

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