Jay-Z – “I Know Remix” ( Major Notes Music / 2008 )
UK producer Quincey Tones breathes new life into what was definitely the weak link on Jigga’s “American Gangster” project, replacing the Neptune’s generic club-friendly track with a soulful bubbler of a beat.
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Jigga’s favourite engineer talks about his experiences working on “American Gangster”.
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Jay-Z – “Pray” (Roc-A-Fella / 2007)
Official live video clip for Jigga’s new single – how damn funky do those guitars sound??!!
Yep, you’ve guessed it, another “American Gangster” remix set.
Aside from completing his upcoming album for Domination Recordings, “About Time”, Long Island, New York producer/ emcee Saint has teamed-up with his good friend Muneshine to put together “The Resident Remixes”.
The accompanying press release says the project contains “more of a throwback vintage Jay-Z style of production” – download it here and make up your own mind.
Saint’s own album will feature guest appearances from underground favourites such as Raw Produce’s Cadence, Mr. Man of Da Bush Babees, El Da Sensei, NYOIL and Mr. Complex.
UK-based producer Quincey Tones puts a new twist on the “American Gangster” remix craze with this project featuring Nas vocals over all-new beats crafted from the same sample sources as Jigga’s cinematic opus.
Download “God’s Gangster” here and also be on the lookout for Quincey Tones production on pending releases from Masta Ace’s eMC crew and newcomer Nino Bless.
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Tagged American Gangster, Def Jam, East Coast Hip-Hop, EMC, God's Gangster, Hip-Hop Production, Jay-Z, Masta Ace, Nas, Nino Bless, Quincey Tones, Roc-A-Fella, UK Hip-Hop
Just when you thought it was safe to get back to listening to the original version of Jigga’s latest long-player, producers I.N.F.O. & Nova (Cam’ron, Fabolous etc) drop “American Gangster: No Fillers”.
“Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)…”
DJ Green Lantern & Jay-Z – “Sweet Life” ( Invasion / 2008 )
The Evil Genius remix of Jigga’s “Sweet” is given a nice video clip from RealTalkNY.Net’s Nigel Degraff.