Drake's Samples J. Lo, R. Kelly, Lionel Richie And More On 'More Life'
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1. “Building A Ladder” - Hiatus Kaiyote, ‘Choose Your Weapon’
What: The last track off the second studio album from Australian neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote. In May 2015, Salaam Remi released their project via his record label Flying Buddha and Sony Masterworks.
Where: After the soulful introduction of Drake's "Free Smoke" (Listen)
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2. “Roll Up” - Tony Yayo & Danny Brown, 'Hawaiian Snow'
What: A sample of the first track off the 2010 collaborative mixtape between the G-Unit member and fellow hip hop artist.
Where: Right after Hiatus Kaiyote's soulful introduction on Drake's "Free Smoke" (Listen)
Cash Money / Republic / Young Money
3. “Doing It Wrong” - Drake, 'Take Care'
What: A sample and interpolation of Drake’s 2011 Take Care track, including the recording of Stevie Wonder playing the harmonica.
Where: Throughout “Jorja’s Interlude.” (Listen)
4. “Superman” (feat. Bucie) - Black Coffee
What: A popular deep house 2010 track entitled "Superman" by South African DJ and record producer, Black Coffee. The song originally featured South African singer, Bucie.
Where: You can find elements of it sampled on “Get It Together,” feat. Jorja Smith (Listen)
5. “All Night Long (All Night)" - Lionel Richie, 'Can't Slow Down'
What: The 1983, Carribean influenced hit single from the singer-songwriter off his second solo album, Can't Slow Down.
Where: An interpolation of the popular lyrics, "Party, fiest, together, forever" can be heard on “Blem” (Listen)
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6. T-Dot Goon Scrap DVD, 4Yall Entertainment
What: A hilarious parody video series created by some Carribean Toronto "gangstas" showing just how gully they can be, whether it when arguing over the video game controller or confronting a dude while he's swimming in a pool. Just watch the comedy up top. The sampled audio is at the 2:33 mark.
Where: On the tail end of "Madiba Riddim” (Listen)
7. “If You Had My Love” - Jennifer Lopez, 'On The 6'
What: The chorus off Jenny from the Block's 1999 single (which explains all the hoopla about their rumored relationship, before their musical collaboration was announced).
Where: On "Teenage Fever,” where he shares how he used to crush on the singer / dancer (Listen)
8. “His World (Sonic The Hedgehog Theme Song)” - SEGA
What: A sped-up sample of the original SEGA theme song, which became the main song of the 2006 edition of the classic video game, Sonic the Hedgehog.
Where: Right from the start of "KMT - Giggs” (Listen)
Boy Better Know
9. “Shutdown” - Skepta, 'Konnichiwa'
What: A sample of the Nigerian-British grime artist's London live performance of the summer anthem. Although the song was originally released in 2015 and made a buzz in 2016, the Toronto rapper continues to keep an ear to his work and kick up collaborations.
Where: "KMT - Giggs” (Listen)
10. 'Satan's Choice,' Documentary
What: A sample of the beginning of the 1965 documentary on a motorcycle club and its East Toronto chapter. The sampled audio features the former president John "Tiny" Taylor. The film was directed by Donald Shebib, the father of Drake’s right-hand producer, Noah aka “40.”
Where: At the beginning of "Lose You” (Listen)
What: A sample from the 1975 live performance off the double, triple-platinum album, which was recorded in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
Where: During the last minute of the Kanye West-assisted track, "Glow” (Listen)
Cash Money / Republic / Young Money
12. “Jungle” - Drake, 'Take Care'
What: A sample of Drake's 2011 track.
Where: On "Glow" (Listen)
13. “Clipped Wings” - R. Kelly, 'Write Me Back'
What: A sample of Chicago's "Pied Piper" on the 2012 ballad from his eleventh studio album.
Where: On "Since Way Back," feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR (Listen)
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14. “Time" - Snoh Aalegra
What: A sped-up sample of No I.D.'s ARTium label signee, Swedish singer's ballad. It's unclear what compilation this track is from or where it was sampled.
Where: On "Do Not Disturb" (Listen)