Top 5 Songs That Sample Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1. Michael Jackson, HIStory"
During a turbulent period in the King of Pop's life, MJ must have taken inspiration from Dr. King's words. Jackson's album HIStory features a lot of discussion about racism and civil rights issues, which were apparently heavy on MJ's mind, especially while he was embroiled in personal battles with the media and his criminal charges.
In the title track of the album, he samples the "I Have a Dream" speech along with a lot of other quotes to make a point about rising above all the bullshit, in particular the bullshit he was going through at the time, and making history.