Even if it's jazz or the quiet storm
I hook a beat up, convert it into hip-hop form
Quiet Storm was a popular late night radio format for slow jams in the 70s and 80s. Since Rakim said this, quiet storm has actually become pretty widely sampled, making his boast less impressive. MF Doom, to give just one example, has sampled Anita Baker several times:
And, of course, there is Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm”, which samples the song that gave the genre its name in the first place.
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