Known as the Hardest Working Man in Show Business; Mr. Dynamite; Soul Brother No. 1; Mr. Please Please Please himself—James Brown, the godfather of funk and soul, is the most sampled artist in music...
history. With over 3,000 records in various genres since the 1970s (whosampled.com), Brown's legacy continues to live on long after his death in 2006.
The infographic visualizes Brown's legacy expanding to hip hop, electronic, rock/pop, reggae, jazz, and R&B by mapping the genres of the top 400 most popular records that sampled his top 20 most popular records.
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