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Written by Clement Oluwasegun

DJ Khaled dropped “Wild Thoughts”, a single which samples heavily from Carlos Santana’s 1999 hit “Maria Maria.”

Speaking on the single which was released on June 16, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Mexican guitarist and music icon, Santana gave his thoughts in a statement to Billboard on Tuesday:

“There is a reason that the infectious groove/theme that Wyclef [Jean] and I created on ‘Maria Maria’ still resonates today; It speaks to the heart. DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson take that vibe and bring it to a new dimension with ‘Wild Thoughts,’ but the groove and essence of the song is still intact.”

Funny enough, as “Wild Thoughts” begins climbing the charts, younger generations may not be aware of the single’s roots, as pointed out by some fans on Twitter:

“Ok so Carlos Santana’s Maria Maria came on shuffle in the car and my brother said:

“Wow the ALREADY remixed Wild Thoughts?” — @Karlson 🇧🇼 (@DukeOfPhakalane)

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