Album: N/A
Label: Chrysalis/EMI

Like most great Premier beats this one starts with CRAZY crate-digging. The beat owes its singular texture to a warm slice of Fender Rhodes drawn from the Bob James record "Look-Alike." Primo repurposes the sounds masterfully, fashioning a cycle of tension and release that make the song float along in fits and starts like a poisonous jellyfish. At one point a disembodied snatch of BK raggamuffin Mad Lion's "Shoot To Kill" flies by, sounding surprisingly similar to Louis Armstrong. After three and a half minutes of this, the only question that remains is how the hell does Primo do it? —Rob Kenner