With Beyoncé’s new album, LEMONADE, finally out, it’s time to take a deep look at the project and everything that went into it. While we already know the full production and writing credits, it’s always interesting to also take a look at the samples used on the album to try and get a better understanding of how each song was crafted.
For LEMONADE, Bey and her producers, which includes Just Blaze and Hit-Boy, didn’t lean heavy on samples, but there are definitely some interesting ones used throughout. For instance, Soulja Boy received a credit on “Hold Up” because the song interpolates his track “Turn My Swag On.” So yes, Soulja Boy gets another win. Throughout the album, the likes of Led Zeppelin, OutKast, Animal Collective’s and more are all either sampled or interpolated at some point. You can take a listen to each sample used on the album below, and stream LEMONADE in full here.