Sampha and Drake
3.28.2017

Sampha Covers Drake’s ‘Controlla’

Fresh off his More Life collaboration with Drake on “4422,” Sampha puts his spin on the 6 God’s “Controlla.”

During an appearance on the BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Tuesday (March 28), the British vocalist turned the dance-ready Views banger into a heartfelt, stripped-down ballad.

“I think I’d lie for you,” he sang, while playing the piano. “I think I’d die for you / Jodeci ‘Cry for You’ / Do things when you want me to.”

Drizzy first enlisted Sampha for “Too Much” off 2013’s Nothing Was the Same. More recently, Drake granted Sampha “4422,” a solo cut on More Life.

When asked if the duo has “an album’s worth of material,” Sampha simply laughed. “An album’s worth?” he said. “Maybe, maybe.”

Watch Sampha’s stirring cover below.