With decades of timeless crossover hits to their credit, Gospel royals The Clark Sisters are no strangers to not only impacting generations of gospel music lovers, but also hearing their influence expand to countless R&B, soul, and even hip-hop stars.
As their enduring legacy has seen shoutouts from top divas Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, & Mary J. Blige to samples of their gospel hits found in tunes from the likes of Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, and many more, fans were pleasantly surprised to learn Beyonce and Jay Z recently added their names to the list of high profile stars giving the Clarks their due nods.
The Hollywood power couple recently sampled the group’s tune ‘Ha Ya (Eternal Life)’ for ‘Family Feud’ – a personal collaboration on Jay’s ‘4:44’ album that dishes on the Carter family life and even addresses rumored infidelity. And, while Twitter absolutely exploded at the reference (immediately picking up the Clarks distinct sound from the sample), the legends themselves had quite the interesting weigh in to add to the hoop-la.
Look below for their responses:
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