Jack Harlow’s “Lovin On Me” Helps Detroit Artist Cadillac Dale Land First No. 1 Hit: ‘This Fell in My Lap, Man’

According to Dale, this isn’t the first time a high-profile artist has reached out to sample one of his songs—a few years ago, Rihanna almost sampled something of his, though it didn’t work out. Big Sean also previously sampled Dale’s track “Soulful Moaning” on the Detroit 2 album cut “Body Language.”

Dale recorded the 1995 song “Soulful Moaning” with his then-partner, Shawn Harris. Together, they were Shawn & Dale, and while the record became a hit on Detroit radio, it never became bigger. Just as the song was finding success, Harris was convicted of double homicide and was incarcerated. Arguments over royalties led Dale to abandon the song—and he’s since left music in the past, until now.

There are seven total songwriters on “Lovin On Me,” which, as of this writing, has been streamed over 69 million times on Spotify. Dale also uploaded “Whatever (Bass Solique)” to YouTube in November.