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Checkout Top Ten Best Hiphop Beats Of All Times by Djicemob: 8:47am On Jul 16, 2016
Creating the perfect beat is a combined matter of timing, creative genius and just the right rapper to complement it. Since hip-hop's inception, producers spanning The Bomb Squad and J Dilla to Just Blaze and Kanye West have crafted instrumentals that have stood the test of time, but none more so than a handful of premier craftsmen -- DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Dr. Dre -- who have minted the best beats in the genre's history. Read on for our countdown of the top 10 hip-hop beats of all time.

10. Lil Wayne, "A Milli," produced by Bangladesh

Perhaps the most influential beat of the 21st century, this Bangladesh banger single-handedly started a new wave of trap that took the early innovations of Atlanta cats like Shawty Redd and DJ Toomp to the future. Nothing more than a hypnotically repetitive patois vocal sample (from a ridiculously obscure Tribe Called Quest remix) over an 808 drum kit, it's ridiculously simple, but you could freestyle over it endlessly. That rat-a-tat snare breakdown is the probably most copied drum fill in recent memory.

9. Jay Z featuring Amil and Jaz-O, "N---a What, N---a Who?," produced by Timbaland

Timbaland has always had a genius knack for crafting beats that sound like they're from the future. Some have become outdated, but the one that still sounds the most like the year 3000 was given to Jay Z for his classic "N---a What, N---a Who?" With its strobe synths and stuttering drums, Timbo provides a sonic template with pockets of silence that Jay fills with a constantly shifting meter. The chemistry is evident to this day.

8. Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell, “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” produced by The Neptunes

Since the beginning of their reign as two of rap’s greatest creative minds, the Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo proved to be masters of both minimalism (Clipse’s “Grindin’”) and maximalism. But their best instrumental slots in the latter. With "Drop It like It's Hot," the Virginia duo provided a breathable landscape comprised of fingersnaps, mouth clicks and a Juno 106 synth that combined to form a beat that harnessed the pure keyboard sounds of the '70s and surrounded it with highly experimental percussion that paid off.

7. Puff Daddy and the Family, “All About the Benjamins,” produced by Deric " D-Dot " Angelettie

Puff Daddy typically leaned on his production group The Hitmen to mine samples from ‘60s and ‘70s records and flip them into shiny bucolic fare (Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money Mo Problems,” Puff Daddy’s “Been Around the World”). But the peak of The Hitmen’s output came with “All About the Benjamins,” helmed by Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, who slowed down a guitar lick from Love Unlimited’s “I Did It For Love” and made it the centerpiece atop whizzing percussion. It was dizzying and satiating, all at once, playing background to some of the finest bars from the Bad Boy crew.

6. Wu-Tang Clan, "C.R.E.A.M.," produced by RZA

The backdrop for Wu-Tang's most iconic song, this beat exemplified RZA's ridiculously prolific peak period. His dusty, rich soul samples -- here courtesy of the Charmels' "As Long As I've Got You" -- inspired folks like Kanye West and Just Blaze, and the drunken drum loop popularized swinging drums in an age of quantized, clockwork boom-bap. It all came together on "C.R.E.A.M.," a smear of organs, church-y wails, and an unforgettable piano melody that perfectly represented the bleak hood nightmares described by Raekwon and Inspektah Deck.

5. Mobb Deep, “Shook Ones Part II,” produced by Havoc

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and Havoc spun a dark world for their classic 1995 debut The Infamous, with an even darker sonic landscape -- chalk it up to Havoc’s keen ear for gritty samples that pull together sounds from different records. It was with “Shook Ones Part II” that he perfected his craft, pulling from songs by Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Daly Wilson Big Band to create a menacing late-night instrumental that seamlessly coalesced with the pair’s tale of turf wars and chest thumps.

4. Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” produced by Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre has consistently doled out classic beats for his own albums as well as sets from a wide range of artists like Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani and Eminem. Nothing epitomized the West Coast G-Funk sound more than “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” which established instrumental and percussive conventions that still dominate the area’s sound today. Recalling the funk sound of Parliament Funkadelic and interpreting it in the rising genre of hip-hop at the time, the instrumental served as the undisputable foundation of an entire movement.


3."In da Club", produced by DR DRE
"In da Club" was performed by American rapper 50 Cent from his debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003). The song was written by 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Mike Elizondo and produced by Dr. Dre with co-production credit from Elizondo. The track was released in January 2003 as the album's lead single and was praised by music critics.

"In da Club" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming 50 Cent's first number one single on that chart. At the 46th Grammy Awards, it was nominated for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song. The song's music video won Best Rap Video and Best New Artist at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. In 2009, the single was listed at number 24 in Billboard's Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. It was listed at number 13 in Rolling Stone's "Best Songs of the Decade" all thanks to one of the greatest beat maker in pop-culture.When "In da Club" was released it was instantly all DJs and club rockers favourite, with its unique and equally dancable blend of instrumentation by DRE himself there was no way the song wasn't going to be a hit.


2. Nas, "NY State of Mind," produced by DJ Premier

DJ Premier is arguably the best hip-hop producer of all time, and this may he his finest beat, and the one that represents him the best. He was raised in Texas before moving east, but his mid '90s work -- particularly on Nas' flawless Illmatic debut -- basically exemplifies the classic New York underground sound that folks like Joey Bada$$ idolize to this day. It's been called "boom bap," and the drums that start this classic Nas highlight (arguably the best album opener of all time) could very well be the inspiration for the term. It features also another Premier signature -- one of his weird, unidentifiable monotone chirps, sampled from who knows where -- and then the piano riff fades in, as sinister as the darkest Queensbridge stairwell. There's no escape from the street scenarios it inspired Nas to describe -- or this unforgettable beat once it gets into your nodding head.


1.DR DRE "Still D.R.E", produced by DR DRE

"Still D.R.E." was performed by Dr. Dre, featuring fellow American rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on October 13, 1999 as the lead single from Dre's multi-platinum second studio album, 2001 (1999).

The single itself was popular, helping the album reach multi-platinum status, announcing Dre's return to the forefront of the hip-hop scene. "Still D.R.E." debuted and peaked at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was more successful in the United Kingdom,on the R&B charts at #1 where it peaked but what pricked our attention on C.P is the instrumentation of this banging hiphop tune,i mean there has never any beat better to match the richness of this DRE cut which cement Dre's legacy as the G.O.A.T in terms of beat making.

With three songs on the list DRE takes this one easily...however if you have a contrary opinion let us know in the comment section...and watchout for the nigerian version("Top 10 best nigerian instrumentals of all times" on crazypenners.)
cc:lalasticlala myndd44

References: crazypenners.
billboard magazine
complex magazine
Re: Checkout Top Ten Best Hiphop Beats Of All Times by kropelgrada(m): 9:25am On Jul 16, 2016
Uhmm...thinking in da club was co-produced by Eminem.Can be wrong though.
Re: Checkout Top Ten Best Hiphop Beats Of All Times by Osirus(m): 12:14am On Jul 18, 2016
the list is f*ckedup! .. just one premiere beat? ,no pete rock or j dilla.. seriously?
Re: Checkout Top Ten Best Hiphop Beats Of All Times by Nobody: 10:54pm On Jan 08, 2017
Osirus:
the list is f*ckedup! .. just one premiere beat? ,no pete rock or j dilla.. seriously?
Hit us with a better list then

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