Freddie Gibbs Flips A Jay Z Vol 2. Concept With Some Hard Knock Bass (Audio)
Back in 1998, Jay Z and Swizz Beatz tapped into a musical pocket completely different from Jay’s work with DJ Premier, Ski Beatz, Irv Gotti, or Timbaland. The Ruff Ryders’ sound provider got busy on the keyboards and sliced into Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life with an electrified, DMX-assisted third single in “Money, Cash, H**s.” Notably, the Roc remix would go on to be a standout moment for Memphis Bleek, as well as Beanie Sigel.
Freddie Gibbs has been on a tear this month. After bodying Madlib’s “No More Parties In L.A.” concoction for Kanye West, Gangsta Gibbs reworks the chorus and some accents from Jay’s remix—especially Bleek’s memorable intro. The beat is all Freddie’s own, as the MC focuses on three things he’s been rhyming about for more than a decade: how he gets women, work, and wads of cash. With a hearty bassline by The Beat Bully, this song shakes the trunk just like the O.G. did 18 years ago.
Maybe Beans and Bleek will want this remix too.