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BeatTips Pick of the Week: Troubleman f/ Raekwon – “Bastard Child”

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Sample-Based Banger Flanked By Additional Orchestration

By Amir Said (Sa’id)

Although I’ve never really been a big fan of R&B/Rap hybrid efforts, I do recognize that sometimes the two music sub-traditions can be merged together rather nicely. Such is the case with Troubleman’s—Raekwon assisted—”Bastard Child.” Much in the same respectable vein of Gang Starr’s “Royalty,” a collaboration that brought together DJ Premier and Guru with K.C. and Jo Jo, “Bastard Child” is anchored by the hip hop/rap tradition, and further accented by modern R&B production themes.

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Troubleman ft. Raekwon “Bastard Child”

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About Author

Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual