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bring that beat back

Despite what your favorite MC likes to think, the most important ingredient to a good rap song is the beat. Anything the rapper does is a distant second. Do you think "It Takes Two" is one of the greatest rap songs of all time because Rob Base is a great MC?

Now we all know that Public Enemy is not what they used to be. But is it really due to a huge drop in Chuck D's skills, or the lack of Bomb Squad production? To prove that it's the latter I submit Exhibit A: a track off last year's New Whirl Odor but this time with a vintage N.W.A. beat.

Public Enemy - "Superman's Black In The Building (Mauly T Remix)" (Amazon)
N.W.A. - "Real Niggaz Don't Die" (Amazon)



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