Talib Kweli “Get By” (2002)
Sample: Love "Doggone" & Nina Simone "Sinnerman"
Before Kanye was toting Louis Vuitton backpacks, Talib scooped the novice rapper and took him on the road to get some early performing exposure. Surely this beat was suitable compensation years later. Listen—really listen—to the colliding elements: pulsating bass strings, infinite soul claps, tickled ivories, Nina Simone's deep vocals. All amount to a pureed production made for enduring life's everyday struggles. You're all welcome.