DJ Green Lantern’s remastered mix of Jay Z “The Game Is Mine” brings it back to when Roc-A-Fella Records ruled the rap world.
Hov was working with Reebok at the time when he orginally cut this song to accomapny the release of his first S. Carter sneakers.
DJ Green Lantern: So back in ’04 I got a call from Jay’s manager saying he wants me to do a 60 sec radio commercial for his new S Dot Tennis shoe he was releasing thru Reebok…So I taped a live tennis match, sampled the sounds of the ball, the racquet , sneakers on the court etc and made a beat out of it. Then I found vocal snippets where Jay mentioned sports etc and pieced together a nice little collage (like my tape intros)that made sense for the project..So Jay hears it and comes to Baseline where I was recording it, and says he loves the beat so much can i loop it for 3 mins, can i? lol
It was only released on a mixtape back then (heavy shoutouts, you know the drill)..so I remastered it for #TbtRemastered