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What’s inside that curious mind, Kanye West?

Despite a rocky album rollout, social media outbursts, and cringe-worthy declarations, Kanye’s finally put The Life Of Pablo in listeners’ hands. Well, if you have TIDAL, at least. If you tune out all of the noise, and mute all of the hashtags, the music is incredible, and the reason we always anticipate Yeezy season. The Life Of Pablo, like every Kanye album before it, finds its brilliant maestro in a frantic, erratic, passionate place. And fans can’t help but jump on his glorious – at times gospel-tinged, at times totally ratchet – ride.

Whether you were at Kanye’s grand Yeezy Season 3 fashion show, where he premiered the album at Madison Square Garden last week, or a liner notes fanatic, deciphering the samples Kanye handpicked adds an extra level of love for the album.

Below, find your comprehensive sample guide to The Life Of Pablo. Happy listening.

“Father Stretch My Hands”

Pastor T.L. Barrett’s “Father Stretch My Hands”

“Pt. 2”

Desiigner- “Panda”


Sister Nancy- “Bam Bam”

Nina Simone- “Do What You Gotta Do”

Mi Sono Svegliato E- “Ho Chiuso Gli Occhi”

“Low Lights”

Kings of Tomorrow- “So Alive”

“Freestyle 4”


Section 25- “Hit”

“Real Friends”

Whodini- “Friends”

“30 Hours”

Anthony Russell- “Answers Me”

“No More Parties In L.A.”

Junie Morrison- “Suzie Thundertussy”

Johnny “Guitar” Watson- “Give Me My Love”

Larry Graham- “Stand Up And Shout About Love”

Ghostface Killah- “Mighty Healthy”

“Facts” (Charlie Heat Version)

Father’s Children- “Dirt And Grime”


Rare Earth- “I Know I’m Losing You”

Fingers Inc.- “Mystery of Love”

SOURCE: Spotify | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty 

Behind The Music: Listen To The Samples Kanye West Handpicked For “The Life Of Pablo”  was originally published on