Champagne Poetry Sample: Where Drake Found the Sounds of Single ‘Certified Lover Boy’

“Champagne Poetry” was released on September 3, 2021 and was the lead single from Drake’s album Certified lover.

And as with many rap, hip-hop, and RnB songs, the track’s foundation is built on samples from other tracks throughout history. These samples are often skimmed through by the average listener who assumes it was probably the producer, in this case Noah ’40’ Shebib, who produced the track from top to bottom. But that couldn’t be further from the case.

So, let’s dive into the two main samples Drake’s “Champagne Poetry” gets its sound from and some other fun facts you might not have known about the release.

Sample(s) of Champagne poetry

This track begins with the iconic vocal sample that Drake pulled for use as a sample in his single. The repetitive “I love you, I love you” chants are instantly recognizable and act as a main intro section of the single.

While Masego’s track flew under the radar for a while, Drake’s use of the sample helped add fuel to the fire and propelled this song into popularity.

But note that Drake doesn’t consider Masego the original singer of these lyrics (…but we’ll talk about that later in this article)

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While the beat of “Champagne Poetry” is fairly minimal, there is a soft, delicately filtered vocal sample acting as the harmonic underpinning of the beat. This sample is taken from a Delegation by Gabriel Hardeman, in a soft loop as a backdrop to the “Champagne Poetry”.

Drake’s use of samples aside, this track is well worth a full listen in its entirety as it’s a pretty deep and thoughtful track in its own right.

Fun Facts About Champagne Poetry Sampler

Each song is surrounded by hundreds of little anecdotes and misconceptions that go mostly unnoticed by the general public. But we’ve found the best fun facts related to the iconic version of Drake.

Drake does not consider Masego the author of the sample.

While most people recognized Masego as the artist behind the sample used in the intro, Drake considers the Beatles to have written the lines first. As such, Drake credits the Lennon-McCartney duo in the track’s credits.

The lyrics were taken, according to Drake, from the Beatles song “Michelle”.

There’s a line through here

“Champagne Poetry” shares many similarities with Drake’s open track Nothing was the same, ‘ Tuscan leather.’

Some fans have continued to speculate that the continuity of sound and mood means a shared narrative is told throughout the artist’s albums.

The art speaks for itself

The album cover of Certified Lover includes pregnant woman emojis designed by Damien Hirst, a UK-based digital artist.

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