We gave you guys some time to take in Drake’s new album More Life and by this time you should know which songs are in your top 5. We have broken down our top 5 and discovered that Drake sampled some amazing old school samples for the hits on More Life. Sit back and be amazed!
1. Free Smoke: Seems to be everybody’s top song off the playlist. The song began with soulful vocals from Australia’s neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote' s"Building a Ladder," the track off their second studio album. In May 2015, Salaam Remi released their project from his record label Flying Buddha and Sony Masterworks. The concept is simple: when suffering, be hopeful. The second sample of ‘Free Smoke’ comes from Tony Yayo & Danny Brown “Roll Up”, a sample of the first track off the 2010 collaborative mixtape between the G-Unit member and fellow hip hop artist. The beat is super hard that in all honesty, sounds like it was meant for Drake in the first place.
2. Get It Together ft. Jorja: The beat just makes you feel as if you’re at the beach and you’re in a hammock drinking your wine coolers, and you hear music coming from the closest dancehall. 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.
3. Blem: My personal favorite! Drake really did his research for the Caribbean music scene. Deep down everybody wants to sing this whole song to one of their potential tings, but deep down they aren't that smooth with the words like Drake. But this sample is from the legend Lionel Richie, “All Night Long (All Night)". The 1983, Caribbean influenced hit single from the singer-songwriter off his second solo album, Can't Slow Down. The popular lyrics, "Party, fiesta, together, forever" can be heard at the end of the song.
4. Madiba Riddim: With another dancehall vibe, Drake is looking for real friends in a world full of unreal industry affiliates. If your questioning what clip is used toward the end of the song, Drake closes out ‘Madiba Riddim’ with a clip ripped from YouTube, comes from "T-Dot Goon Scrap DVD!," a parody video about Toronto guys showing just how gully they can be, whether it’s 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. The skit became popular by two Brampton, Ontario YouTubers 4YallEntertainment; Tremaine Richards and Jermaine Richards — you might recognize them from a cameo in Roy Woods's "Gwan Big Up Yourself" video. I have been fan of these guys for years!
5. KMT – Giggs: With our last pick we have one of the most insane beats that Drake premiered in the middle of his European ‘Boy Meet World’ tour. A sped-up sample of the original SEGA theme song, which became the main song of the 2006 edition of the classic video game.