Filed under: Features,Promos & Exclusives,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
It seems as though there’s been another “coincidence” concerning Just Blaze flipping the same loop after someone else, much like the when he did that “P.S.A.” beat for Jay-Z a few months after Black Moon released their “Stay Real” single1. This time he’s used “Shaft In Africa” in a similar manner to the track that K-Def sold Diddy back in November of last year (the instrumental was also featured on K-Def’s website around the same time). Issues of originality aside, I’m interested to hear which track everyone prefers.2
Diddy - “We Gon’ Make It”
Jay-Z - “Show Me What You Got”
Update! Diddy-free version of the K-Def beat:
Update #2: Since there’s been some mention of the El Da Sensai version of this break from the start of the year, produced by Money Mercilesz, I thought I’d put it up here to compare.
You’ll have to put up with the annoying “press advance” drops on it though, that’s all I’ve got. I also threw in the track K-Def did for the same album (The Unusual) since the beat is nice as hell.
El Da Sensai - “Up In Da Spot”
El Da Sensai - “Rock It Out”
- 1. Although it’s worth noting that Buckwild was the first to use it as a skit on OC‘s first LP.[back]
- 2. Puff’s lyrics were supplied by The Game on this occassion.[back]
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