’12 Best Beats: #4 Salaam Remi “Queens Story”

Nas had a story to tell. It wouldn’t be the first time he talked about his Queens hometown, but it would become his most memorable. With Salaam Remi on the boards, the Q.U. producer allows aggressive strings to confront an unforgiving boom bap. The results are harmonious and leaveĀ Esco’s manuscript sounding stupid!

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  • Faded

    why are there two #5’s? and i dont think this beat is top 5,, but definitely a good one

  • haaannn (French voice)

    ^^^ B. Dot you messed up on the numbers, but i agree with Faded

  • haaannn (French voice)

    nevermind u fixed it my bad

  • locoloco

    well, tough luck YN haha, this is more like it! hope to see No I.D. in the list too

  • Uh-oh

    Good beat but not top 5 worthy. Now the beat wont leave my mind!

  • locoloco

    but but.. i thought YN got throwed off picking best beats when u made a mistake, neh mind..

  • kareem

    So, in 2012….there were only 3 beats better than this?
    opinions are opinions, but y’all wylin’, b.

  • Midsize Jerm

    It’s a good beat no doubt, but there’s definitely been plenty of better beats this year, probably dozens more. From the same album I think “Stay”, “Accident Murders” and “Bye Baby” all had stronger, more memorable production. Personally, the beat I think I most enjoyed this year might be “Different Time Zones” from Wu-Block.

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  • kareem

    it’s not even the best beat on that album

  • Slim Baller

    LOL no again this and the exodus beat are not TOP of 2012. Wow smh

  • Tokyo Tony

    #1 Lamborghini angels

  • HAQ

    that’s #1

  • Reginald

    Nas New Artist – http://youtu.be/d_dViIyCdnk

  • it’s the roc

    good beat, can’t say i agree with it being 4th best, but definitely a big step up from your 5th best beat

  • I actually ain’t like this shit at all, when I first heard it. I thought it sounded like the typical, generic Nas beat ‘circa 06 . But now it grew on me, like a lot of that album has. Still can’t say it’s #4 though, that’s drawlin’

  • Steve

    Young chop better be anywhere on this list. RR spoils us with this list. Thanks errbody at RR

  • That Guy

    Agree with this. Listen to the complexity of composition.

  • jesus

    nasir jones is the goat u bitch ass niggers

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  • Danny

    did the ppl in the comments even listen to the complexity of that beat…..I see why hip hop is in this state…great pick rapradar