Sister Nancy says it’s a “blessing” to have been sampled by both Kanye West and Jay-Z

The dancehall artist's 'Bam Bam' has been sampled by both rappers in recent years

Sister Nancy has given her take on having her music sampled by both Kanye West and Jay-Z, revealing to NME that she feels “blessed” to have inspired the two artists.

The Jamaican artist’s much-loved track ‘Bam Bam’ – which was first released in 1982 – has been sampled in recent years by both rappers. West utilised the track for the infamous ‘Life of Pablo’ track ‘Famous’, while Jay-Z sampled ‘Bam Bam’ last year for the ‘4:44’ song ‘Bam’.


Speaking to NME about being sampled by both West and Jay-Z, Sister Nancy said that it had kept her “moving”.

“It’s not the first time I’ve heard someone sample ‘Bam Bam’,” she said. “When I heard [West] do it I just thought: ‘Well, that’s good for me.’ Whatever way he takes it, it’s very good for me because it keeps me moving. Do you know what I’m saying? It keeps me working. Then Jay-Z did the same thing. It’s a blessing.”

Sister Nancy also recalled how she had been invited by Jay-Z to star in the video for ‘Bam’.

“I spent three days down there with him,” she recalled. “It was nice, but a man is just a man. Jay-Z is just a man, same as you. He’s no different.”

Kanye West, meanwhile, is thought to be currently working on his next music project in his remote Wyoming studio.