Whether you like it or not, there is no denying that a lot of time and variety was sandwiched into Erik B & Rakim's 'Paid in Full' single/remix (1988), a masterpiece of sampling. In college, it was a staple of our group of friends... almost required listening whenever visiting the Hansbergers in Los Alamitos Dorm. It still make appearances on my playlists.
Found a 'making of' interview... *hat tip* to Ulrich who indirectly led me to it.
Wikipedia lists the samples used too.