What makes a great hip-hop beat? Fat Joe/DJ Premier–Thank God for that White

It seems like really good hip hop beats come out only every six months or so now. This beat by DJ Premier is definitely one of them. Hopefully Saigon’s album, produced mostly by Just Blaze, will come out within the next six months and contain many, many good beats.

This song exists in that great space between funk, soul, soundtrack, and library music, the kind of sampling DJ Premier helped pioneer. Perfect. Would fit in with a mix with music like Stereolab or some of Justice and Daft Punk’s sample-based tracks just as well as with other hip hop tracks due to the cinematic, semi-psychadelic, library music aspects all of the aforementioned music.  Portishead probably could use a few DJ Premier tracks…

mp3: Fat Joe–Thank God for that White (produced by DJ Premier)

courtesy of Spine Magazine


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