El Debarge, lead singer and falsetto king of the former 80's soul group DeBarge will be performing at Verizon later this week. Due to this fact, and because their song "I Like It" is not only my jam, I wanted to make a list honoring the most interpolated song in hip-hop history. Originally intended for another site, it didn't prove to be as link-bait worthy as one might expect. But come on, just think of how many people have appropriated the lines "I like it, I like it, I really really like it/I'm for it, adore it, so come let me enjoy it" and "I like the way you comb your hair/and those stylish clothes you wear/it's just the little things you do/that show how much you really care". Without further ado, here are the best five instances I could remember.
5. Harlem World - "I Like It"
"I like it, I like it/I really really like it/You want it and you know it/But you play hard to get boy"
4. Big Daddy Kane - "On The Bugged Tip"
"You like the stylish clothes we wear/And you like our flat-top style of hair/It’s just those bugged out things we do/That make the girles wanna stare"
3. Nelly - "My Place"
"I like it, I like it, I really, really like it/I want it, adore it, so come let me enjoy it"
2. Boyz II Men - "Relax Your Mind"
"I like it, I like it, I really really like it/I'm for it, adore it Boyz II Men you got me open"
1. Wreckx-N-Effect – "Rump Shaker"
"I like the way you comb your hair/I like the stylish clothes you wear/It's just the little things you do/that makes me wanna get with you"