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"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/01-smooth-operator.mp3]
Snoop Dogg feat. Xzibit "Bitch Please"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/12-12-b-please.mp3]

Sade "Fear"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/09-fear.mp3]
Mobb Deep "Where Ya Heart At"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/11-where-ya-heart-at.mp3]

Sade "By Your Side"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/01-by-your-side.mp3]
M.O.P. "Slade All Day"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/17-slade-all-day.mp3]

Sade "Like A Tattoo"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/04-like-a-tattoo-1.mp3]
AZ "The Pay Back"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/07-the-pay-back-1.mp3]

Sade "Kiss of Life"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/05-kiss-of-life-1.mp3]
MF Doom "Doomsday"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/02-doomsday.mp3]
Charles Hamilton feat. Aja Monet "Rosado"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/rosado-ft-aja-monet.mp3]

Sade "Is it A Crime"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/01-is-it-a-crime-1.mp3]
MF DOOM "Kon Karne"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/10-kon-karne-1.mp3]

Sade "Cherish the Day"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/06-cherish-the-day-1.mp3]
Paul Wall "Dripped Out'
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/04_dripped-out.mp3]
Ras Kass "Won't Catch Me Runnin'"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/ras-kass-won-t-catch-me-running.mp3]
Z-Ro "Respect My Mind"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/z-ro-respect-my-mind.mp3]

Sade "Feel No Pain"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/02-feel-no-pain-1.mp3]
Krayzie Bone "Hard Time Hustlin'"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/01-hard-time-hustlin-feel-no-pain-1.mp3]

Sade "Love is Stronger Than Pride"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/01-sade-stronger-than-pride-01-love-is-stronger-than-pride-1.mp3]
Cru "My Everlovin'"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/26-my-everlovin.mp3]

Sade "Sally"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/07-sally.mp3]
Curren$y "Famous"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/03-famous-1.mp3]

Sade "King of Sorrow"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/03-king-of-sorrow.mp3]
Da Backwudz "Same Song"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/14-same-song-1.mp3]

Sade "Mr. Wrong"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/06-mr-wrong-1.mp3]
Yukmouth feat Kastro & Numskull "The Baller's Feud"
[Audio://townsquare.media/site/812/files/2010/10/yukmouth-featuring-kastro-numskull-the-ballers-feud-thugged-out-disc-2-1998.mp3]

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