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January 30, 2010

BeatTips Daily Favorites: "Nas Is Like;" Nas and DJ Premier

Chopping and Drumwork Again Sets DJ Premier Apart

By Amir Said (Sa'id)

The genius of the "Nas Is Like" beat comes down to how DJ Premier chopped up an otherwise light and soft harp-violin sample, and juxtaposed it with a hard 3-note bass line and a hungry drum framework.

Nas - "Nas Is Like;" produced by DJ Premier
(Easily one of my top seven favorite hip hop/rap songs of all time.)

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