@dakidfromdalanez... Why be pissed off? You should appreciate the fact that a Jay-Z song is responsible for this song being introduced to a whole new audience. As with many others who may have been overlooked or long forgotten, sampling will always breathe new life into music in general. Sampling gets a bad rap, but your comment is actually more of a backhanded compliment about sampling that only reinforces my opinion.
@Rylan Trafton... Wrong...this song is talking about slavery. George Washington was a slave owner hence the line "I don't even like Washingtons in my pocket". At least interpretation wasn't as horrible as the guy who said "washing tens in my pocket" smh...
There is no denying that today's top producers all utilize computers. By no means am I stuck in the past and fully understand that we need to utilize technology to further enhance our craft and creativity. What I don't like is that the same luxuries that allow good producers to put out great material are the same luxuries that cause inept producers to flood the market with subpar material. Everyone with a midi controller and a DAW thinks they are producers just because they can assemble noise.
I know that...I was responding to the comment by @BillMurrayishere. He stated that this was a beat by the Rhanjaz which is incorrect. I simply stated the obvious which is the fact the origin of this "beat" is not the Rhanjaz . Both artists (and many others) used the same sample on each of their respective songs, hence if the beat belongs to someone, it belongs to the original artist who created the music. In this case Jerry Butler.
"now they got me out here Brett farvering, trying to see if I still got it..."
We'll Brett don't got it anymore, but 3 stacks won't lose it if he keeps spitting rhymes like these.
I caught my 4 year old son playing this on an old iPod and constantly hitting repeat... I told him to put that sorry thing away and I took him for a ride and bumped this in my car. He then proceeded to light up like the 4th of July. Real music connects on all levels.