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    Clipse - "The Funeral"

    Producer: The Neptunes

    Forceful and regal, "The Funeral" is a rare beast: A sample-based Neptunes beat. Still featuring the synthesizer sounds that would become the duo's signature during their rise to chart-dominance, "The Funeral" remains memorable for its instantly recognizable horn blasts (plucked from deep within Blood, Sweat, and Tears' version of "God Bless the Child") that give the morose concept song a sense of gravity and grim energy.