Producer: J Dilla
Label: Jive Records
Dilla is on a short list with the likes of Pete Rock and Large Professor for being one of the few producers whose remixes would consistently outshine the originals.
And this is absolutely the case with Keith Murray's “The Rhyme.” Murray's first single from his sophomore set, Enigma, produced by the Green Eyed Bandit, didn't quite hit the way “The Most Beautifullest...” did, and it wasn't until the dusty “Slum Village Street Remix” dropped that it swayed perception.
Stand down, Erick Sermon. Sure every producer under the sun had sampled Bob James's “Nautilus,” but Dilla was able to freak and flip a part that, at the time, had remained untouched. Advantage: Jay Dee.