Legendary Jazz Musician George Duke Dies

Legendary jazz musician George Duke passed away today at the age of 67. We’re sad to hear the news and this post is dedicated to his impact on hip-hop, dance music and beyond.
While Duke’s solo catalog is impressive in itself, he also produced and performed on many albums and has been sampled by dozens of hip-hop artists. Some in the hip-hop community have already reacted to Duke’s passing, including Questlove from The Roots:

Below is one of Duke’s most well-known tracks, “Reach For It,” which was sampled for Spice-1’s “Welcome to the Ghetto” and Ice Cube’s “True to the Game.” For a comprehensive list of his samples, click here.