15 Rap Bangers Inspired By Sade Samples
Bay Area rapper/producer Droop-E recently released BLVCK Diamond Life, a conceptual mixtape featuring a track list composed entirely of songs using Sade samples. As he explained in his feature story earlier today, Droop was inspired to do the tape because he was such a huge fan of the iconic singer. But it’s not just E-40’s son who’s publicly proclaimed his standom for the Nigerian-born talent. From Jay-Z to Drake, hip-hop has had a longtime love affair with the R&B singer's sexy voice and laid-back sound. XXLMag.com dug in the crates to create a list of 15 bangers that also borrowed from the smooth operator, along with the original source material. Check the resume. —Elan Mancini
Sade "Smooth Operator"
Snoop Dogg feat. Xzibit "Bitch Please"
Mobb Deep "Where Ya Heart At"