Producer: Timbaland, J-Roc
Album: Magna Carta Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation/UMG

The thumping instrumental soul of Adrian Younge’s 2011 album Something About April was a notable influence on Timbaland and frequent collaborator J-Roc’s work on Magna Carta Holy Grail, which featured Younge samples on two tracks. The halting, lurching groove of “Sirens” was sped up slightly for “Picasso Baby,” resulting in the record’s most uncharacteristically grimy track as an effective contrast to Jay’s highfalutin references to his expensive art collection.