A Guide to Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Samples

Drake f/ Jay-Z "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2" (2013)

Producer: Boi-1da

Contains: Timbaland on the hook

Sample 1: Wu-Tang Clan "C.R.E.A.M" 
Sample 2: Ellie Goulding "Don't Say A Word"
Sample 3:  Jimmy Smith "Jimmy Smith Rap"

Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M." is very obviously sampled on "Pound Cake" where the chorus is chopped throughout the song. The eerie female vocals are courtesy of Ellie Goulding from "Don't Say a Word." However, you might recognize her vocals from one of the summer's bigger hits, Calvin Harris's "I Need Your Love." Meanwhile, the intro speech is jazz musician Jimmy Smith's "Jimmy Smith Rap."

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