"On Me" (Prod. By Bongo the Drum Gahd, Co-Prod. By Pops)
On paper, Erykah Badu's "On & On" is a risky sample to begin your album with. It's a classic neo-soul track that isn't quite as old as traditional funk and soul samples from the '70s and '80s. Badu has ties to the hip hop world, wouldn't it make sense to just get her spitting some original vocals?
The sample actually works out great, and Game and Kendrick absolutely crush their verses. When The Game hits double time at the 2:43 mark, it's game over, no pun intended.
Erykah Badu - "On & On"
Sample appears at 0:00 (and throughout)
Hear the sampled portions at 1:45