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Drake’s ‘beautiful’ Frank Ocean sample on Virginia Beach has ‘won fans over’

Drake just released his brand new album For all the Dogs and fans are obsessed with Virginia Beach, which contains a sample from Frank Ocean.

It’s the rapper’s eighth studio album, following 2022’s Honestly, Nevermind and Her Loss. Drake has now announced he is taking a year-long break from music due to stomach issues.

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Drake uses Frank Ocean sample on Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is the first song and uses a sample of Frank Ocean’s Wiseman, a 2012 track that was never officially released.

The American singer’s voice can be heard in the first verse with the opening line: “I bet your mother would be so proud of you.”

Drake’s voice then comes in, rapping: “I know what you say/ You say I coulda treated you better or whatever, but/ I don’t know, I think I did alright.”

“Know what I’m sayin’?/ And you know how you get/ Drawin’ conclusions like you got a Parsons degree or somethin’/ I coulda treated you better, that’s crazy,” he continues.

The song was supposed to be in a big movie

Wiseman was supposed to be in the 2012 movie Django Unchained but was cut by director Quentin Tarantino.

“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it,” Tarantino said.

“I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort,” he continued.

“But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”

The musician performed a punk rock remix of Wiseman at Coachella 2023 which went down a treat with fans.

Fans think Drake’s sample is ‘incredible’

Everyone is obsessed with the Frank Ocean sample and fans have been taking to Twitter to react.

One person wrote: “Drake you won me over with that Frank Ocean sample.”

“Drake got Frank Ocean as a feature on For all the Dogs he wins,” said another.

A third person added: “Drake sampled Frank Ocean I’ll die peacefully now.”

“Virginia Beach speaks to my soul. That Frank Ocean sample is incredible,” someone else tweeted.

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