The 50 Best Timbaland Beats

46. Jay-Z "It's Hot (Some Like It Hot)" (1999)

Album: Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

Jay-Z's Vol. 3 album cut "It's Hot (Some Like It Hot)" contained darts for adversaries ("I'm about the dollar, what the fuck is fifty cents?") and a beat by Timbaland that layered double time hand claps over boom bap drums and wah-wah drenched guitar. Jay's name got mentioned in 50's 1999 industrywide sneak attack "How to Rob", and he had to let the kid know he wasn't getting any shots in without responses. Relations between the two are frosty to this day.

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