Digging the Digital Crates: Drake and Lauryn Hill
Updated: Aug 22, 2018
Today we're digging into Drake's sample of Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor" in "Nice for What."
The sample is from Hill's "Ex-Factor"
Which is also sampled in:
1) Rapsody's "My Song" (2013)
2) Teyana Taylor's "Her Room (Marvin's Room Remix)" (2011) [@4:16]
Which interpolates/remixes Drake's "Marvin's Room" (2011)
3) Kehlani's "Til the Morning" (2014) [@ 2:44]
4) Cardi B's "Be Careful" (2018) [sample and interpolation? @2:12]
And Lauryn Hill remixed Drake's sample live and has been performing it on her most recent tour:
Why is Lauryn Hill so significant, especially for female artists? Check out this recent NYT piece on a new book by hip-hop journalist Joan Morgan reflecting on the 20 year anniversary of the release of Hill's only full length release, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998).