1. "Nice For What" by Drake / "Ex-Factor" by Lauryn Hill
Drake's "Nice For What" is enjoyable, sure, and has become a summer smash hit. But when I finally connected the dots that it stemmed from Ms. Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor," my mind was blown.
The intro line and back beats on Drake's track is sampled directly from "Ex-Factor": "I keep letting you back in, how do I explain myself?" But when you listen to Hill's song, the emotion is infinitely more compelling. See for yourself, then put it on repeat for the next hour.