21 March, 2017Print
Drake's 'More Life' Features Two Downtown Samples
Two Downtown Music Publishing songs are sampled on Drake's 'More Life' playlist: "Building a Ladder" by Hiatus Kaiyote is sampled on opening track "Free Smoke" and "6 8" by Gabriel Garzón-Montano is sampled on the Kanye West-featuring "Glow" (via a sample Drake previously used in in "Jungle").
Watch Drake singing along to Hiatus Kaiyote's "Building a Ladder": https://www.instagram.com/p/BR1x8uaDUKI/
'More Life' adds to a growing list of recent high-profile samples from Downtown's vast catalog, from Beyoncé using Stephen Bishop's "On and On" on her self-titled album to DJ Khalid sampling Edizioni Curci's "Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te)" on last year's 'Major Key.' Jidenna's new album 'The Chief' features two separate Downtown samples: Far East Movement's "Turn Up The Love" and Jack Keller's "Fantastico." See Downtown's full catalog here: https://www.dmpgroup.com/our-catalog/
Founded in 2007 by Justin Kalifowitz, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms with a 60-person staff worldwide. They recently acquired Nikki Sixx's Mötley Crüe catalog, partnered with Benny Blanco and Naughty Boy, and signed a deal to administer the catalog of Nashville-based publishing house Big Yellow Dog, which represents Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris, and more.