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SZA's 13 Most Creative Samples In Her Music: From Justin Timberlake to Busta Rhymes

The singer, who is one of Fuse's Breakout Artist of 2017, has a stellar ear for picking out tunes

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River Tiber & Daniel Caesar, "West"

Where: You can hear this 2016 gem in CTRL's "Broken Clocks."

2 / 13

Sonnymoon, "Houstatlantavegas"

Where: This cover of Drake's So Far Gone standout track is sampled in CTRL's fan favorite "Love Galore."

3 / 13

Busta Rhymes, "Turn Me Up Some"

Where: SZA used Busta Rhymes 2002 tune for "Doves in the Wind" on CTRL.

4 / 13

Redman, "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in da Club)"

Where: You can also hear this 2001 track from Redman on "Doves in the Wind."

5 / 13

'Pepper Ann' Theme Song

Where: Yes, SZA uses this classic 1997 theme song as an interpolation in CTRL's "Go Gina."

6 / 13

Justin Timberlake, "Set the Mood (Prelude)"

WhereJustin Timberlake's sensual tune from 2006's FutureSex/LoveSounds appears CTRL's "The Weekend."

7 / 13

Drake, "Controlla"

Where: SZA interpolates Drake's dancehall-inspired track from Views on CTRL's "Normal Girl."

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Donna Summer, "Spring Reprise"

Where: You can hear the intro to Donna Summer's 1976 disco tune on CTRL's "Anything."

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XXYYXX, "About You"

Where: You can find this otherworldly track on "Child's Play" from 2014's Z EP.

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Krzysztof Komeda, "Lullaby Part 1"

Where: The singer took it all the way back to 1968 by sampling this haunting song on the Rosemary's Baby soundtrack for 2013's "Teen Spirit."

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PartyNextDoor feat. Drake, "Come and See Me"

Where: You can hear PartyNextDoor's 2016 late-night romp on SZA's "twoAM."

12 / 13

"Dear God, Make Me a Bird" from 'Forrest Gump'

Where: SZA is a big fan of 1994's Forrest Gump, and she used this classic scene from the movie for 2014's "Warm Winds."

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'Rosemary's Baby'

Where: The iconic phone booth scene from Rosemary's Baby is featured in SZA's "Terror.Dome" from 2013's S EP.

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