Cipha Sounds Presents: The 75 Greatest Tunnel Bangers

38. Ruff Ryders f/ Jadakiss "Kiss of Death" (1999)

Producer: Swizz Beatz
Album: Ryde or Die Vol. 1
Label: Ruff Ryders, Interscope

Cipha Sounds: "This shit was like one of the Tunnel records that's what I call a head-nod record. Early Swizz Beatz. You know the Lox used to diss Swizz Beatz. He was Dee's nephew, and he was just always hanging around. They treated him like a kid that was hanging around, they wouldn't really listen to his beats. Then he came back and smacked them in the face. I think what did it for him was 'Banned from TV.' When that shit took off, they were like, 'Hey, that's our guy.'"

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