Havoc almost deleted the “Shook Ones (Part II)” beat?
BAU says: Released in 1995, as the lead single to The Infamous , “Shook Ones (Pt. 2)” was heralded as an instant classic. The bombastic label has stood — the song remains a critic and fan favorite, regularly figuring highly on lists of the greatest hip-hop tracks of all-time. Speaking candidly with Frank The Butcher , Mobb Deep’s Prodigy reveals the secrets behind the iconic track. Those drums from the Daly Wilson Big Band and the Herbie Hancock “Jessica” sample? Havoc almost scrapped them; he initially thought the beat was wack! Prodigy also shares the feeling of performing the song and comments on why future generations should recognize what Queensbridge has given to rap music.
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