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Its no secret that Drake is a fan of sampling.
Everybody's favourite Canadian rapper frequently looks to other artists for inspiration, from vintage tracks to some more modern artists that may surprise you.
Whether you're a die-hard Drake fan or just want to know where that particular vocal sample was taken from, take a look at this list to see what Drake's been up to.
(Warning: some of these songs contain strong language that some people may find offensive.)
This 70's soul anthem runs through the entire track. Timmy Thomas provides the hooky melody and funky bassline, contributing to the song's success.
Taken from Drake's third studio album 'Nothing Was The Same', the rapper enlisted the help of Jay for 'Poundcake'. But there is also an unlikely guest appearance from this track's featured singer...
Yep, that heavenly vocal sample is from none other than Brit-pop singer Ellie Goulding. The star admitted that she struggled to "play it cool" when she heard Drake had used her voice on 'Poundcake'.
Hip-Hop's ultimate OTP teamed up earlier in the year for this Dancehall banger. Along with it's infectious beat and raunchy video, there's also a rather special sample that helps add to the track's iconic status.
That consistent, rhythmic bassline running throughout 'Work' is actually a sample taken from the 1998 track 'Sail Away'.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, it's unlikely that you've been able to escape Drizzy's record-breaking track 'One Dance'. But WHO exactly does that angelic singing voice belong to?
It's British house music singer Kyla, that's who. She is featured on the Crazy Cousinz house song 'Do You Mind', which was released in 2008.
Released in 2013, 'Started From The Bottom' documents Drake's early upbringing and the beginnings of his career. The song earned Drake a BET Hip-Hop Award and two Grammy nominations, and has been remixed countless times.
'Take Care' marked the second collaboration between Drake and Rihanna. Five years on, and the relationship rumours are still flying, with the pair even getting matching shark tattoos. But 'Take Care' isn't actually a truly original song...
With the help of Jamie xx himself, Drake managed to turn the English producer's remix of Gil Scott-Heron's 'I'll Take Care Of U' cover into an R&B classic.
Drake reworked some lyrics from 'It’s My Party' into 'Take Care' - “It's my birthday, I'll get high if I want to / Can't deny that I want you / But I'll lie if I have to,” the rapper sings.
Used to promote 'Views', 'Summer Sixteen' caused a stir in the Hip-Hop world as the song acted as a diss track towards Tory Lanez and Meek Mill. Following Meek's swift response, they have continued feuding since.
This sample used in 'Summer Sixteen' has been slowed down from the original instrumental. Drake's version also features the uncredited vocals of none other than DJ Khaled.
Taken from the international smash hit record of the same name, 'Views' rounds off the album with this flowing yet hard-hitting track. But where is that sample from? And where have we heard it before...
The Winans are an American Gospel music quartet, and provide 'Views' with it's iconic intro and stunning layered harmonies throughout. Drizzy also used the same song in the intro to his 2016 tour.
'Legend' is the down-tempo opener to Drizzy's fourth mixtape, 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late', and features the iconic lyrics 'If I die, all I know is I'm a mother******g legend'. PARTYNEXTDOOR produced the banger, but we bet you can't guess who the 6 God sampled in this one.
That's right, Drake enlisted the help of R&B legend Ginuwine and his Timbaland-produced slow-jam 'So Anxious'. The 1999 track helps give Drake's track its true 'Legend' status.
Throwing it back to some early Drake, 'Unforgettable' was featured on 'Thank Me Later' - can you believe Drizzy's debut album was released 6 years ago? The song also features the voice of Jeezy and one other very special artist.
Hip-Hop royalty Aaliyah was sampled in this early Drizzy track. The late singer recorded her own version of the classic Isley Brother's tune in 1994 and Drake is just one of her many huge fans in today's urban music world.
This collaborative effort is classic, old-school Drake down to a Tee. This track screams Summer 2010, and with the help of T.I. and Swizz Beatz, Drizzy was bang on the money with 'Fancy'.
The R&B/Soul group Ace Spectrum were churning out hits during the 70's and someone on Drake's team picked up this gorgeous tune to sample in 'Fancy'.
2016 marks the half-decade birthday for Drake's sophomore album 'Take Care'. One of its down-tempo, chilled out tracks, 'Look What You've Done', is one of its stand out tracks.
Somewhat of a hidden gem, Drake sampled this unreleased track by the late Static Major, with Smoke E. Digglera. It was his way of paying homage to the monumental music legend.
Taken from his upcoming musical project 'More Life', which is due to drop in December, 'Fake Love' is one of four brand new tracks from Drizzy. The other tracks include features from 21 Savage and British rapper Dave, but 'Fake Love' is a little bit different...
Legendary R&B group The O'Jays hit it big with this track. The part-originators of old-school Philadelphia Soul, it's no wonder Drake sampled 'Back Stabbers' - the lyrical theme completely mirrors that of 'Fake Love'.
Another one to add to the AubRih collection, 'Too Good' is the ultimate follow-up to 'Work'. Not only is it catchy and hugely popular, it also features a sample from an another unexpected guest.
Drake owes a portion of the track's success to Jamaican artist Popcaan, after sampling a section of his lyrics from this dancehall hit.
Drake has been impossible to miss this year thanks to the countless hits on 'Views' - and 'Controlla' is no exception. Three guesses for who that far-off voice belongs to (fast forward to 2:03 to have a listen).
If you got it, you're good. Drake samples Beenie Man's 'Tear Off Mi Garment', which has it's own little solo mid-way through 'Controlla'.
Drizzy's 2014 summer smash 'Worst Behaviour' remains memorable due to it's punchy bassline and iconic video (which features his father, Dennis). But there's one feature that you might not have noticed.
In 'Worst Behaviour', Drake raps an extended version of Ma$e's verse from 'Mo Money, Mo Problems', the legendary Notorious B.I.G. track. Who knew!
A stand-out song from 'Views', the self-entitled 6 God himself sampled an unexpected piece of music for this number.
Yep, Drake took the instrumental of '6 God' directly from a video game. And it's amazing!