[Produced by Ski Beatz]

from Jay Z – Dead Presidents II Lyrics on Rap Genius

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0sW47xL_zk Ski Beatz created this beat using very simple ingredients and methods.

Here’s Ski breaking down the beat. Someone get this guy a verified account!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY8EIoMelFc


If you listen you can hear that when Nas says “dead fuckin' presidents to represent me,” the word, “fuckin'” is edited. This was likely due to Ski not being able to find an acapella of the album version of the remix. The edited F bomb actually adds to the charm of this classic beat.

Simplicity is a powerful thing. There is very little going on in this beat, yet it paints such a vivid picture.

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