DJ Green Lantern Makes A Slick Remix To Nas’ Biggest Song Of 2018 (Audio)

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DJ Green Lantern has been Nas’ DJ for years. The accomplished mixmaster who has worked with Eminem, The LOX, and dead prez has become a fixture in Nas’ stage show. A native of Rochester, New York, Green has also produced Ludacris’ Top 20-charting hit “Number One Spot,” Busta Rhymes’ Rick James collaboration, “In The Ghetto,” and Immortal Technique’s “Bin Laden.”

Green Lantern puts a gentle-handed spin on Nas’ 2018 single “Cops Shot The Kid.” The NASIR moment featuring original producer Kanye West reached #96 on the Pop charts. Notably, the song samples a 30-year-old Def Jam Records classic in Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story.”

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On his take, Green lets that source sample breathe a bit more. In addition to MC Ricky D’s infectious and repetitive vocal, the producer/DJ uses elements of the Bob James’ “Nautilus” sample from the ’88 track. As Nas goes throwback with a song that shows that police brutality is ongoing, this light touch supports that point with sound.

Nas recently stated that he is fast at work on a NASIR follow-up that includes strong involvement from RZA and Swizz Beatz. The Queens MC has yet to drop a video to “Cops Shot The Kid.”