Earlier this month, we published part one of our DJ Clark Kent Tells All feature, highlighting the Brooklyn producer’s early work with Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G., and all the inner circle stories he had to share about making hit records with both of their camps.
In part two, DJ Clark Kent has more tales to tell about producing for both MCs, including the story behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s autobiographical single “Sky’s The Limit” with 112, which according to Clark was Biggie’s favorite song he ever made.
He also tells us how Eminem almost got the beat for Canibus’ “How We Roll,” how “Fuck You” became 50 Cent’s comeback song after he was shot nine times, what it was like recording in upstate New York with Slick Rick after he was released from prison, and how Mariah Carey lured him away from fifty yard line seats at the Superbowl to record “Loverboy.” Plus more stories behind his production work with legendary rap artists Rakim, The Fugees, and Redman. Is Brooklyn in the house? Without a doubt.
As told to Daniel Isenberg (@stanipcus)