Michael Jackson is a musical icon, and his sound still influences many artists in the world of hip-hop and beyond. Whether it’s being sampled on JAY-Z’s “Izzo (Hova),” or being interpolated on Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta,” Jackson’s discography has stood the test of time. He always sought to unite people with his music, and it’s become a reference point for multiple generations. In celebration of his birthday, Genius looked at how some of his most popular songs and status as a musical icon have influenced hip-hop music.
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