Producer: DJ Premier
Album: Hard to Earn
Label: Chrysalis, EMI

DJ Premier's work with Guru had a slightly different sound than much of his outside production work, often having a simpler, less choppy structure to the compositions. This beat provides further evidence that few producers have the patience nor the ear of Premier, who discovered this snippet right in the middle of a song called "Horizon Drive" by jazz guitarist Vic Juris. Throw in some thumping drums and well-chosen scratch hooks and you've got another Gang Starr classic to add to their impressive resumé.