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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Music Review: Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay-Z

Speed: 82 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm

Mix this one with: Best I Ever Had - Drake

The DJ’s Take: Go look up the word “Bounce” in an online dictionary and I swear they must have embedded this track into the webpage. If they didn’t, then obviously Merriam and Webster have never heard this. Just check the clip from his promotional documentary “Fade to Black” where he’s in the studio picking beats from Timbaland, and watch his expression starting about 1:50 in upon hearing the instrumental that would become his next (and most recent) megahit. This is probably the same face he made the first time he saw BeyoncĂ©, which tells you all you need to know. Download it, double the volume, and press Play to vanquish all present and future adversaries within a 15 mile radius.

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