[Part 1: Pound Cake, Produced by Boi-1da, Matthew Burnett, and Jordan Evans]

from Drake (Ft. Jay Z) – Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2 Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The production on this portion of the track is highly minimalistic, yet intricate in every way imaginable. The 94 bpm instrumental emphasizes beautifully placed samples; making for one hell of an outro song.

The main vocal sample comes from pop sensation Ellie Goulding’s “Don’t Say a Word.” The sample:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJHqN_ND7xI&feature=player_detailpage#t=24

https://twitter.com/elliegoulding/status/382095637145456640

Accompanied by smooth chords and a clean but powerful combination of a booming kick and crisp snare, this sample really carries the beat and the song in general.

On the hook, there is a scratched sample of what appears to be Timbaland reciting the hook from Wu-Tang Clan’s classic song “C.R.E.A.M.”. This sample brings an old-school element to a new-school beat, furthering Drake’s well-thought-out musical style.

Burnett and Evans discuss their role in Pound Cake’s production here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQYj2IiTgWk

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