Michael Jackson has undoubtedly influenced pop and rap artists, and I find myself jamming to the rhythms that have the Michael foundation. Here are some of my favorites:

LL Cool J, Hey Love
Sample: The Lady In My Life

SWV, Love Will Be Right Here
Sample: Human Nature

and from the same sample, one of my all time favorite songs:

Nas, It Aint Hard To Tell

Kanye West, The Good Life
Sample: Pretty Young Thing
Good Life-KanYe West T-Pain

Jay-Z, Izzo
Sample: I Want You Back

Tupac, Letter To My Unborn Child
Sample: Liberian Girl