Sunday, May 31, 2009

Music Review: Big Pimpin - Jay-Z ft. UGK

Speed: 69 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm, 70 bpm to 75 bpm

Mix this one with: Day N Nite - Kid Cudi, Can't Hold Us - Macklemore

The DJ’s Take: The video may be a little inappropriate for the youth, but this is one of Timbaland’s greatest beats ever. Around 2000, there was a mini-movement in hiphop towards Middle East influences (remember Oochie Wally?), and this track is like a historical landmark that people can still get down to.

fyi, Interesting youtube video on Timbaland’s liberal Middle Eastern sampling through the years.

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