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Jackin4Beats: Jay-Z x Big Boi

I first remember hearing this sample back in 2000, when Kanye West used it on “This Can’t Be Life” from Jay-Z’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia. I recognized the beat from one of my favorite soundtracks, Dead Presidents.

The sample resurfaced again in 2010 when Big Boi and DJ Cutmaster Swiff sped it up on the hit single, “Shine Blockas” off of Sir Lucious Left: Son of Chico Dusty.

Performing their 1972 single “I Miss You,” here’s Harlod Melvin & the Bluenotes.