Home » Arts & Entertainment » Music & Audio » Urban & Hip-Hop » Sister Nancy, singer of Bam Bam which has been sampled many times by the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z, didnt get any royalties from her record up until 2014. She was working in a bank in New York and decided to take the record label to court. She now gets 50%.

Sister Nancy, singer of Bam Bam which has been sampled many times by the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z, didnt get any royalties from her record up until 2014. She was working in a bank in New York and decided to take the record label to court. She now gets 50%.

Sister Nancy Said it Took 34 Years For Her to Get Royalties From “Bam Bam”

Sister Nancy’s iconic song “Bam Bam” has been sampled over 80 times. Most recently, Kanye West used it on “Famous” and JAY-Z sampled it on “BAM.”

Thirty-five years after releasing her classic debut album, One, Two, Sister Nancy is having a moment again.

It started in 2016 when Kanye West sampled her iconic song “Bam Bam” on the Rihanna-featured “Famous.” It continued last summer when JAY-Z sampled the same track on his Damian Marley-featured single “BAM.”.

NME recently sat down with Sister Nancy to talk about the song’s impact. She revealed a number of interesting tidbits. One was the fact that Nancy had a poor contract and didn’t receive royalties from One, Two — the album that featured “Bam Bam” — for years. In fact, there was… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

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