Produced By: Trackmasters
Album: Summatyme Shootout Pt 1/N/A
Nas "The Foulness Pts. 1 & 2"
Nas & Nature "The Foulness Pt. 3"
Nas & Nature "The Foulness Pt. 4"
Nas Escobar jackin' for beats on DJ Clue mixtapes during the summer of '96 made up what was "The Foulness" series. Going off on instrumentals of Kane's "Young, Gifted, and Black" (via Albert King), Biz's "Nobody Beats the Biz" (via Steve Miller), and EPMD's "You Gots to Chill" (via Zapp) for parts 1 and 2, he was then joined by Nature for parts 3 and 4, both going in on the beats for "Shootouts" and "Watch Dem Niggas," respectively, off of It Was Written. "The Foulness" wasn't foul at all—it was fresh to death.