The month of June was a full month for album releases, but few records have arrived with as much baggage and anticipation as Drake's Scorpion . It's a pretty intimidating thing to do with 25 tracks, but it still shows some of Drake's best work. Equipped with some high profile and obscure samples, Drake takes a lot of time to show his love for numerous scenes and epochs of music, including the '90s R & B and New Orleans Bounce.
Although not all samples have been identified yet What we did is a vivid picture of Drizzy's musical taste. It's a varied and often surprising matter when it comes to samples, so we've put together a list of everything we know the record producers have used so far.
The first track of Scorpion comes in immediately with a nice left field sample. 40 and no. Id. Take the opening of the German composer Claude Larson "Telex". The obscure sample was previously used in a rap song, with Lil B rapping the song in 201
The first of several Memphis-oriented sounds "Nonstop" Samples by Mack Daddy Ju's by 1995's "My Head Is Spinnin" produced by DJ Squeeky. An unconventional sample, Drizzy's affinity to rough underground 90s rap sound shows, "My Head Is Spinnin" Scorpion one of his toughest beats.
One of the most momentous highlights of Scorpion claims one of the most recognizable samples and extensively took advantage of Mariah Carey's 1991 single "Emotions". More specifically, ID # 25 and 40 use the 12 "club mix, letting the sample go a moment before setting it in the background for some hard-hitting percussion.
" 8 out of 10 " The "8 out of 10" produced by Boi-1da, Sweet and OB actually uses three different samples, the least noticeable being the use of drums from Detroit Emerald's 1973 song "You're Getting a Little Too Smart."
In the meantime, using the above-mentioned drums, a sample of Marvin Gaye's "All The Way Around" whirls in the background.
The most recognizable sample on the trail, however, comes in the final moments Instead of talking about another song, Drake gives a funny clip of the Florida rapper Plies.
"Talk Up" ft. JAY-Z
The surprising collaboration between JAY-Z and Drake is another highlight The Dj 6 DJ Paul Mafia makes excellent use of several elements of the song here and brings the unmistakable Memphis sound to the process while he plays the tune West Coast classics used.
"Is there more?"
Drake has been obsessed with the late Aaliyah for some time and has sampled her work before t, so it's no surprise that she reappears here. A fraction of their 2001 single, "More Than a Woman," appears right at the bottom of "Is There More," closing page a of the album with something of a hint of what's coming on the second page.
"Nice for What"
In addition to interpolating texts from Big Tymers's 2000 track, "Get Your Roll On" Scorpions 's big single "Nice for What" builds on a sample by Lauryn Hill's 1998 song "Ex Factor." There is also a brief use of some drums from The Showboys' 1986 cut "Drag Rap," but above all, a big New Orleans bounce icon Big Freedia steals the show during the intro and breakdown of the song.
"Ratchet Happy Birthday"
Probably the strangest song of Scorpion "Ratchet Happy Birthday" contains a rather extensive sample of Eddie Kendricks' track "Just Memories" from 1972. It offers but no further clarity on what the hell is going on with the song.
"That's how you feel"
For the post-refrain to "That's how you feel", Drizzy decides to keep it in the family with a rehearsal by Nicki Minaj, who " Boss Ass Bitch "at Powerhouse 2014.
"In My Feelings"
BlaqNmilD, TrapMoneyBenny and 40 are truly inventive with the samples on "In My Feelings" "Drake's revaluation of rebounding with Magnolia Shorty's" Smoking Gun "
At the end of the song, 6 God blesses us with another family appearance in the form of Lil Wayne's classic "Lollipop 2008". "
And of course, Drizzy finally took advantage of this bizarre, but incredible episode of Atlanta . "I do not care, I need a photo with Drake because my Instagram is as weak as mine," says Zazie Beetz's character Van in rehearsal. Full circle.
"After Dark" ft. Static Major and Ty Dolla Sign
The Outro to "After Dark", produced by 40 and Static Major, closes the track "The Suite Theme" with a decidedly sensual use of 1996 from Maxwell.
Disappointingly, "Final Fantasy" does not use songs from Square Enix's fabulous Final Fantasy video game series. However, it uses a beautiful 1969 harp cover by Dorothy Ashby.
Scorpion approaches the experience on a bleak note, but T-Minus and Josh Valle still managed to find an opportunity in a classic one R & B track to fit the 90s. "Khalil (Interlude)" by Boyz II Men performs the beat change very nicely, so that Drake gets the most tender note that he got in all Scorpion brilliant effect.