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.)