On Saturday the world stopped. Almost a week since its HBO premiere, Lemonade, Beyonce’s second visual album since her self-titled 2013 opus, remains on everyone’s tongues.

And how couldn’t it? It’s a satiating balance of creativity and controversy – but while we, like you, are drawn to the drama, the conversation’s not complete without discussing the music.

Beyonce’s no stranger to the sample. Since Crazy In Love’s 2003 release, the Queen and her team of royal collaborators have dropped memorable tracks featuring everything from Prince’s “If I Was Your Girlfriend” (“’03 Bonnie & Clyde”) to Ms. Jade’s “Ching Ching” (“Rocket”).

Boasting collaboration credits from heavyweights Diplo, Jack White, James Blake and more, Lemonade rounds up to be as momentous as expected. And guess what? We’ve gathered the samples into a playlist for your convenient listening pleasure.

Stream some of our favorite samples from Lemonade below. We’ve also provided a track list so you know where to listen for them next time you play the album.

1. Andy Williams – “Can’t Get Used To Losing You” (Sampled in “Hold Up”)

2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Maps” (Sampled in “Hold Up”)

3. Soulja Boy – “Turn My Swag On” (Sampled in “Hold Up”)

4. Led Zeppelin – “When The Levee Breaks” (Sampled in “Don’t Hurt Yourself”)

5. Isaac Hayes – “Walk On By” (Sampled in “6 Inch”)

6. Animal Collective – “My Girls” (Sampled in “6 Inch”)

7. Kaleidoscope – “Let Me Try” (Sampled in “Freedom”)

8. Outkast – “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” (Sampled in “All Night”)

SOURCE: Spotify | PHOTO CREDIT: Beyonce’s Lemonade artwork


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