What Is The Greatest Hip-Hop Beat Ever?

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#2  Edited By phrali

biggie - gimme the loot

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#3  Edited By GreggD

Children's Story by Slick Rick.

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#4  Edited By Little_Socrates

Any of those that I've heard are less interesting to me than Dr. Dre's work with N.W.A. or Eminem and Kanye West's production work. I might pick Drive Slow, that song is SWANKY. There are probably better choices by West; Jesus Walks obviously comes to mind. There's also Gangsta Gangsta, which is DOPE.

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#5  Edited By soldierg654342

Ask me tomorrow and you'll get a different answer.

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#6  Edited By smitty86

Have you heard of a man called DJ Premier? I think you may want to look into that. Also maybe some J Dilla.

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Those are all good beats....  But I would say a DJ Premier beat.  Arguably one of the best if not the best producer dead or alive

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Fucking hell, The Message. Takes me back.

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#9  Edited By hwy_61

The Message!!

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#10  Edited By DopeToast

"Hey Ladies" by Beastie Boys, or "Gimme the Loot" by Biggie. I'm sure there are a ton of better one's I haven't heard because my hip hop experience is pretty minimal. These are just two of my favorites.

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#11  Edited By AhmadMetallic

Something filled with the N word by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg and another black rapper who was shot sometime in the 90s.  
 
Edit: On a serious note, The Next Episode - Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg. Damn look how close my sarcastic post was!

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#12  Edited By TheGreatGuero

You know I gotta go with Grandmaster Flash. Aha-ha-ha!

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#13  Edited By jlev880

Trying to find a balance - Atmosphere

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#14  Edited By Virago

This is.

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Goddamn love the beat in this.

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#17  Edited By Suedehead

50- In Da Club

Or Power by Kanye, or Dark Fantasy by Kanye, or Jesus Walks by Kanye. Damn Kanye is a good ass producer.

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#18  Edited By JayDee

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

Those are all good beats.... But I would say a DJ Premier beat. Arguably one of the best if not the best producer dead or alive

most overrated of all time. he can only make one beat, he does it well, but he never advanced or progressed. lex luger of ny rap.

shook ones definitely a good choice.

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#19  Edited By SpencerTucksen

Most people are probably going to dislike my choice, but I might have to go with a few Tech N9ne songs. A decent example would probably this:   
    

  

  Never been a fan of 90's rap, so I couldn't say with that era of songs. I prefer 90's R&B to 90's Rap, and the opposite for the 2000's. Also, the past few Eminem albums were pretty solid, beat-wise, as well.
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#20  Edited By MikkaQ

Aaaah too many to pick! Out of that selection, T.R.O.Y. always gets me.

I'd also put forward Shake Your Rump from the Beasties, and NAS' NY state of mind.

Also Gza's 4th Chamber is excellent.

@GreggD said:

Children's Story by Slick Rick.

Ooh good call.

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#21  Edited By david3cm

Premo has to be one of my favourites, Ganggstar being my favourite hiphop group ever. I really like 9th wonder and Bink! as well.

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#22  Edited By Vinny_Says

Best? Of all time?

It's Shook Ones pt2 it's not even up for disscussion.

Actually it totally deserves disscussion, there's so many choices for "greatest of all time". The Message is definitely one of the candidates....

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#23  Edited By p00rdevil

Chop Chop, Parappa the Rapper.

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@JayDee said:

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

Those are all good beats.... But I would say a DJ Premier beat. Arguably one of the best if not the best producer dead or alive

most overrated of all time. he can only make one beat, he does it well, but he never advanced or progressed. lex luger of ny rap.

shook ones definitely a good choice.

Thats probably why I still love his productions.  Honestly, I dont find that a bad thing.
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#25  Edited By cookiemonster

I can't stop listening to A Milli by lil wayne at the minute, so I'll go with that.

Naaa probably BOB by Outkast

Aaah I have no idea. Too many to name.

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#26  Edited By Blueman

Without a doubt, the greatest beat of all time is 'Still Dre'.

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#27  Edited By jacdg

I honestly can't pick, overall I think I enjoy Just Blaze production the most along with Exile, Kanye, Q-tip, Nujabes, J Dilla and Premo, but damn, there's so many great producers out there who have made incredible beats. I could pick practically 1000 different beats that I love and adore and would consider up there, and a quarter of those would probably be the ones actually suitable for this.

That said, Can I Kick It? Probably takes my vote, more or less any Tribe beat is up there.

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#28  Edited By EVO

Excellent thread. For the sake of not flooding this thread with videos I'll limit myself to three.

It doesn't get more chill than this:

It doesn't get more badass than this:

And it doesn't get more smooth than this:

@Little_Socrates said:

Drive Slow

Also a favourite of mine.

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#30  Edited By Optix12

I can't claim it to be the greatest hip-hop beat ever but I find this one of my favourite chilled/smooth beats. Very similar to Pharcyde.

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#31  Edited By TheVeteran13

    

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#32  Edited By bombHills

@jlev880 said:

Trying to find a balance - Atmosphere

Any Atmosphere has my vote, Ant really knows how to lay it down. My choice would be Shrapnel

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#33  Edited By tim_the_corsair

The greatest beat?

Kinda like unts unts da-dun

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#34  Edited By JonathanMoore

Shook Ones or Wu Tang: 7th Chambers.

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#35  Edited By bacongames

Searchin' for the perfect beat I see. This is a question that is difficult, reveals the quality of taste or lackthereof in someone's hip-hop knowledge, and is probably impossible to answer. I personally don't like GOAT questions because they feel arbitrary. With that said the best beat ideally is something definitive, something that represents the beat heavy nature of a break beat but also the sampling nature of hip-hop's history. Here are some I would have suggested:

  • DWYCK - Gang Starr
  • Supa Star - Group Home
  • I Went For Mine - Diamond D
  • Take It Personal - Gang Starr
  • Mind Playin' Tricks On Me - Geto Boys
  • T.R.O.Y. - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
  • Paid In Full - Eric B. & Rakim
  • Microphone Fiend - Eric B & Rakim
  • I Got Cha Opin (Remix) - Black Moon
  • Respiration - Black Star
  • I Used to Love H.E.R. - Common
  • C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan
  • Daytona 500 - Ghostface Killah
  • The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  • Children's Story - Slick Rick
  • Beats to the Rhyme - Run DMC
  • So What Cha Sayin' - EMPD
  • Jam 4 U - Redman
  • Tonight's Da Night - Redman
  • Today Was a Good Day - Ice Cube
  • Electric Relaxation - A Tribe Called Quest
  • Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
  • Who Am I? (What's My Name) - Snoop Dogg
  • Gin and Juice - Dr. Dre
  • The Show - Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh
  • NY State of Mind - Nas
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#36  Edited By Double0hFor

@Blueman said:

Without a doubt, the greatest beat of all time is 'Still Dre'.

This for sure but a close second:

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I've always liked this one

Way better than the traditional beat in the remix.

This one is great too. Fits the song perfectly.

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I don't know, but there's a 99% chance it was either Premiere or Dr. Dre that did it.

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#40  Edited By JayDee

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

@JayDee said:

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

Those are all good beats.... But I would say a DJ Premier beat. Arguably one of the best if not the best producer dead or alive

most overrated of all time. he can only make one beat, he does it well, but he never advanced or progressed. lex luger of ny rap.

shook ones definitely a good choice.

Thats probably why I still love his productions. Honestly, I dont find that a bad thing.

which is fine for personal taste, but he is ridiculously overrated.

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#41  Edited By Molenator85

Outkast -So Fresh, So Clean would be my personal choice, the beginning never fails to impress. However trying to select just one is a fairly insurmountable task. It Ain't Hard To Tell by Nas would have to be up there as well though.

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#42  Edited By JasonR86

"Walk This Way"-Run DMC

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#43  Edited By crusader8463

@SoldierG654342 said:

Ask me tomorrow and you'll get a different answer.

What Is The Greatest Hip-Hop Beat Ever?

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#44  Edited By trayntastic

i dunno if its the best one of all time, but i love this beat more than any other piece of music i know.

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#45  Edited By LiquidSword

amazing beat and amazing video. they did everything backwards and then edited the video backwards so that they are walking forward.

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#46  Edited By Little_Socrates

@thevigilanteoflove said:

"Hey Ladies" by Beastie Boys.

@xobballox said:

Goddamn love the beat in this.

@Suedehead said:

50- In Da Club

Or Power by Kanye, or Dark Fantasy by Kanye, or Jesus Walks by Kanye. Damn Kanye is a good ass producer.

@XII_Sniper said:

I'd also put forward Shake Your Rump from the Beasties, and NAS' NY state of mind.

Also killer picks of mine. Nice job, gentlemen. Beastie fans, how you feel about Make Some Noise off Hot Sauce Committee Pt. II? Not for best ever, just in terms of Beastie beats.

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#47  Edited By BabyChooChoo

I got a million answers so here's a random one:

Say what you will about Linkin Park, but Mike Shinoda is fucking crazy on the mic.

edit:...and this

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#48  Edited By lead_farmer

Too many good ones, but I love Electric Relaxation. There is also a lack of anything from Madlib or Exile on that list.

What about Dilla's So Far To Go

@liquidsword: First Pharcyde song I ever heard. Got hooked immediately.

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#49  Edited By Hot_Karl

Consider this a history lesson, folks.

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#50  Edited By Example1013

I was going to put a Beatminerz track, but then I remembered that I really kinda had to go with an Eric B. beat.