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A Queens Story: Nas & Salaam Remi’s 10 Greatest Collaborations

 

You already know Nas. Top five dead or alive on just about everyone’s list, unless you get a kick out of being a contrarian. If you don’t know Salaam Remi, is a world renowned producer du jour whose Hip-Hop cred goes all the way back to producing Zhigge’s self-titled debut album in ’92 (even further if you count playing piano on Kurtis Blow’s Kingdom Blow in ’86). If not, then you certainly know his beats. There was the remix to the Fugees’ “Nappy Heads” that gave them a spark when their Blunted On Reality debut was dead in the water, or production for the late Amy Winehouse that includes half the Back To Black album. 

So when people make a fuss about where are these mythical albums Nas has in the works with DJ Premier or more recently, Jay Electronica, God’s Son has been well taken care of in the beats department lately. It’s no coincidence that the “Bye Baby” rapper’s latest, critically acclaimed work, Life Is Good, has Salaam Remi’s MPC’prints all over it. Here are are 10 of Nas and Salaam’s greatest collaborations. The beats are good.

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  • Ib.

    Good list, but you left off some great ones. Like Smoke, War, A Message to the Feds, Street’s Disciple, Talk of New York, Nazareth Savage, Don’t Body Yaself, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aquaboogie Alvin Blanco

    Smacking myself because “War” is one of my fav Nas tracks of all time. Doh!

  • goddess8281

    That Cherry Wine cut is serious! Makes me miss Amy even more. RIP