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11 Songs Drake Sampled on 'Views': Listen Here

From loads of dancehall to old-school R&B, Drizzy's new LP is a must-hear listen from just the inventive tunes it samples. Get to the know the songs he reinterpreted in this playlist

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Mavado "Dying" featuring Serani

While it's subtle, Views cut No. 2 continues the dancehall theme heard in Drake's new single "One Dance" by sampling portions of "Dying," a 2007 release by Jamaican singers Mavado and Serani.

Check out all our Views coverage—including track-by-track impressions, the 36 best lyrics, the key collaborators, our Complete Guide and the best samples—right over here.

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DMX, "What These Bitches Want"

Drizzy opens "U With Me" saying he's "on some DMX shit" so, naturally, the veteran rapper makes an appearance via a brief sample of "What These Bitches Want."

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DMX, "How's It Goin' Down"

But that's not all the DMX! "U With Me?" also has a full sample DMX's '98 track "How It’s Goin’ Down" throughout the cut.

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Malcolm McLaren, "World's Famous"

The '80s-tinged "Feel No Ways" brings in Malcolm McLaren's 1983 cut "World's Famous."

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Mary J. Blige, "Mary’s Joint"

Drake gives several nods to '90s R&B too, like with "Weston Road Flows" bringing in a warped sample of Mary J. Blige's "Mary’s Joint," off the singer's sophomore LP My Life.

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Beenie Man, "Tear Off Mi Garment"

Moooore dancehall! "Controlla" brings in legendary dancehall artists Beenie Man on the cut that featured the genre's hot new star Popcaan on a previously leaked version. 

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Ha-Sizzle, "Rode That Dick Like a Soldier"

Cut No. 14, "Child's Play," samples Ha-Sizzle's "Rode That Dick Like a Soldier," a classic in the New Orleans bounce scene that's gained fame thanks to artists like Big Freedia.

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Timmy Thomas, "Why Can't We Live Together"

And of course, Drake's viral hit and Views bonus track "Hotline Bling" contains the ubiquitous sample of "Why Can't We Live Together" by Timmy Thomas.

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Popcaan, "Luh Ya Bad"

Even more dancehall? Oh yes. The Rihanna-featuring "Too Good" samples the breakout 2015 hit by Jamaican rapper Popcaan, "Love Yuh Bad."

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Brandy, "I Dedicate (Part I)"

Views cut No. 18, "Fire & Desire," contains parts of "I Dedicate (Part I)," an interlude off Brandy's self-titled debut album from 1994.

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The Winans, "The Question Is"

A classic from 1984, The Winans' "The Question Is" gets the sample treatment on the title track.

Check out all our Views coverage—including track-by-track impressions, the 36 best lyrics, the key collaborators, our Complete Guide and the best samples—right over here.

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