Now that Drake’s long-awaited album, VIEWS, is finally out, it’s time to take a deeper look at everything that went into it. While we already have a full breakdown of all of the credits and features on the project, there’s also the task of going through all of the samples used, which ranges from DMX to Mary J. Blige. In the past, Drake and his producers have always leaned heavy on samples to drive the music to the next level, and VIEWS is no different.
The samples help define both the direction and mood in a way that Drake has done often during his career. You can check out a full sample breakdown of VIEWS below courtesy of producer MikeBlud, and purchase the album on iTunes here.