Beyonce's 'Lemonade': A Guide to Samples and Interpolations

How Led Zeppelin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Outkast helped create an instant classic

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Maps" (2003)

Heartbreak anthem "Maps" was a song about loss and yearning, the exposed nerve on an album otherwise armored with brash punk energy. Its use here was diluted by layers of songwriting process, as co-writer Ezra Koenig explained on Twitter. In its final form, the interpolation is somewhat distant from its source material, yet the underlying message is still there: a confusion, the recognition that the singer and her lover were working with differing frames and irreconcilable expectations.

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