Nas – Street Dreams (K-Def)
MPC wiz and protÃ©gÃ© of Marley Marl, K-Defâ€™s jazzy mix quickens the pace and throws in his trademark drum patterns. Not only a fantastic remix, itâ€™s notable if only for K being the antithesis of Trackmasters. Wasnâ€™t it great when a producer could flip an original and make you feel like you were listening to an entirely different song?
Nas – The World Is Yours (DJ Hollywood)
Popped up on DJ Mike Nice’s Please Listen To My Demo mixtape from 2008. The second verse is Nas at his finest, it’s a shame he never revisited these unused lyrics.
Nas – Stillmatic Intro (Soul Supreme)
Fantastic usage of The Moments’ “What Is Your Name” sample. Any beat that can go up against the Hangmen 3 original should be applauded.
Nas – Halftime (Butcher)
DJ Bubie sticks fairly close to the script on this one opting to maintain the original drum rhythms while fusing in a latin feel.
Nas – Bridging the Gap (Marley Marl)
Queensbridge’s finest producer and emcee on the same track. Nice horns. I forget which 80s track used this break, answers on a postcard please.
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