A Look At Samples from ‘VIEWS’

For anyone who is like me and loves to dissect Hip-Hop music here is a look at some of the samples used in production for Drake’s new album VIEWS. Noah “40” Shebib , Drake’s right-hand man and producer/engineer has one of the best ears of all time in my opinion and always uses great samples.


“U With Me?” sampled “What These B* Want” & “How It’s Goin’ Down” by DMX

Inserted Clean version of “What These B* Want”


“Weston Road Flows” sampled “Mary’s Joint” by Mary J. Blige


“Redemption” sampled “One Wish” by Ray J


“Faithful” sampled “Get Gone” by Ideal & featured a verse from Pimp C off of “Tom Ford (Remix)” by Jay-Z


“Fire & Desire” sampled “I Dedicate” pt. 1,2, & 3 by Brandy




Cousin Stizz || Suffolk County Review

Suffolk County is another album where a rapper reps his hood or his city. Sometimes it’s done well and sometimes we wish they would quit. In this case, Cousin Stizz does it very well and really puts on for Boston and it’s hip-hop scene. Songs like “No Bells” and “Fresh Prince” really standout and help carry the album.

No Bells Video

“Dirty Bands” is another stand out track along with “Real Life” (which I think is a major sleeper). When listening to this album you have to take into account that this is his rookie album. There is a ton of room for growth for sure, however you can tell that there is an incredible amount of talent on Suffolk County. I also love how original he sounds. I found myself refreshed hearing some quality new hip-hop music from a relatively unknown artist.