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15 Greatest Hip-Hop Beats

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If you’re anything like myself, you’re really fascinated with beats. Country beats, pop beats, techno beats, R&B beats, and especially hip-hop beats. Throughout the years, many Hip-Hop artists have mastered rapping over some of the hottest and most notorious beats. Several rappers have even sampled other Hip-Hop artists beats because they were just crazy – hot and legendary. Let’s go down memory lane to remember some of the greatest beats of all times.

  1. I’m A Hustla – Cassidy; From his 2005 album entitled ‘I’m a Hustla’ replete with a Jay-Z sampling rally call. Also, with rapper 50 cent sampling Cassidy’s 2005 beat with his song ‘I Get Money’.
  2. Grindin’ – Clipse; With this classic 1698 Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker’s Man beat, Clipse sampled this beat with their 2002 smash hit Grindin’.
  3. Ambitionz Az A Ridah – Tupac; Originally from none other than Pee-Wee’s Dance from none other than Joeski Love himself. This beat was sampled 44 times! Yes! You’ve read right, 44 times. (i.e: I wonder – Kanye, Rider – Wayne, Can’t Deny It – Fabolous, Live My Life (Leave Me Alone) – Cam’ron Feat. Daz Dillinger.)
  4. Ante Up – M.O.P; Also known as Mash Out Posse, these Brooklyn rappers are known for there aggressive lyrics, their original New York style of Hip-Hop and their pulsating hardcore beats, uncompromising lyrics. This 2001 hit was played in all the clubs and also featured in You Got Served the movie.
  5. Gin and Juice – Snoop Dogg & Dat Nigga Daz; Produced by none other then the best Dr. Dre and earning a gold certification from the RIAA and sold 700,000 copies. Gin and Juice contains an interpolation from Slave’s “Watching You“, as well as containing a sample from George McCrae’s “I Get Lifted” as its bass-line. At the 1995 Grammy Award show Gin and Juice was nominated for the Best Rap solo performance.
  6. Warning – Notorious B.I.G; If you’re from Brooklyn, New York, then you know this is the infamous Brooklyn anthem. Singer – rapper Nicki Minaj re-did the song Warning and gave it a little queens flava.
  7. Throw It In The Bag (Remix) – Fabolous Feat. Drake – This beat has a different beat than the original. More up-beat, and you can definitely bang this in the club. Wayne covered and sampled Fab’s “Throw It In A Bag Remix” beat.
  8. Get It On The Floor – DMX Feat Swizz Beats; This party anthem song use to go hard in the clubs. It was sampled about 7 times: Let’s get it on, By Art Of Fighters and Endymion 2007, Get It On The Floor, by Mac Miller 2009, and Play Dirty by Lil Fame and Termanology feat. Busta Ryhmes and Styles P 2012.
  9. Banned From TV – Noreaga Feat. Nature, Big Pun, Cam’ron & The Lox; This infamous beat has been sampled several times. This is every rapper, MC favorite cypher beat. Phillidelphia native Meek Mill, has sampled this beat back in 2010. Along with Mr. Weezy F. Baby himself.
  10. Can I Get A… – Jay-Z; This beat was on the soundtrack for Rush Hour, this song also featured Queens, New York native Ja Rule, and rapper Amil.
  11. Drop It Like It’s Hot – Pharrell Feat. Snoop Dogg; Had everyone “crip walking“. This beat was sampled in “Put That Pussy On Me, Spank Rock in 2005, “House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls”, in 2011, and was covered in “Drop It Like It’s Hot” by the BossHoss.
  12. Ruff Ryder’s Anthem – DMX; Remixed in 1998 with rappers such as: Jadakiss, Styles P, Eve along side DJ Clue. Was sampled by Kool Savas with song entitled Rapfilm. Was also sampled by Sir Menelic in 1999 song entitled Night Work.
  13. Between Me and You- Ja Rule Feat. Christina Milian; From his sophomore album entitled 3:36‘. Not the typical song for Ja, we’re used to his thuggish deep hoarse vocals.
  14. Juicy – Notorious B.I.G; FUCK ALL YOU HOES! Lol, Originated from Mtume – Juicy Fruit, and Rappin’ Duke. Juicy was sampled by none other than Common him self with his song titled Real feat. Elijah Blake in 2014. This was one of Biggie’s greatest hits.
  15. Izzo (H.O.V.A) – Jay-Z; Last but not least none other than Jay-Z song Izzo! Which was sampled by Dr. Dre on his song Xxplosive. The best summer jam song since his 98′ song ‘Hard Knock Life’.

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