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Kevin Casey’s Sample Saturday – Samuel Jonathan Johnson et Jadakiss

Fuck….the…..frail shit….As we discussed last week with Raekwon and Ghostface, very few artists in the rap game really have that chemistry on the mic.  Another pair that do is Jadakiss and Styles P. of The L.O.X., and throw in Alchemist on the boards and you’re guaranteed to have something hard. “We Gonna Make It” is one of the standout tracks off the under appreciated Kiss the Game Goodbye album, and features the grimy street talk that fans of The L.O.X. are accustomed to.  Last year of high school I’ll never forgot one of my boys wanted to make the opening lines of “We Gonna Make It” his senor quote in the yearbook, needless to say the school disapproved.

Anyone unfamiliar with the work Alchemist has put it should take the time to really observe this dude’s discography.  Not just records, but certified classics almost all the way through.  His ability to take samples and turn them into something completely different has separated him from the rest. Alchemist beats have provided crack for underground acts like Dilated Peoples to some of the most well known and legendary artists like in rap such as Mobb Deep, Nas, and Ghostface. He also took the bold step to produce every track for his own albums.  The money chop for “We Gonna Make It” is from 3:23 mark of “My Music” by Samuel Jonathan Johnson.  Hard street record that could still get the right crowd moving in a club… rarity these days.

Samuel Jonathan Johnson – My Music

Jadakiss ft. Styles P – We Gonna Make It

via KevinCaseyMusic

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