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The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Beats of All Time

15. Black Sheep "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)" (1991)

Producer: Black Sheep
Album: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Label: Mercury, Polygram

The original album version of "The Choice Is Yours" was a good song, but the "Revisited" single mix added a whole new level of energy, both in terms of the beat and Dres's impassioned vocal performance. Taking two carefully selected grunts from "Sweet Linda Divine," drums from The New Birth and a brilliant stand-up bass loop courtesy of McCoy Tyner's "Impressions," the new additions to the Native Tongues crew knocked this one outta the park. One of the most enduring records in rap history, it left such an impression upon the mind of future ad executives that it was appropriated by Kia to hawk cars in 2010.

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