Mobb Deep- Shook Ones Pt. II
Tupac- Hit Em Up feat. Outlawz
Producer- Johnny "J"
A Tribe Called Quest- Can I Kick It?
Producer- A Tribe Called Quest
Terror Squad- Lean Back
Producer- Scott Storch
Notorious B.I.G- Hypnotize
Producer- Sean "Puffy" Combs (co-producer), D-Dot & Ron Lawrence
Outkast- Ms. Jackson
Producer- Earthtone III
Naughty By Nature- Hip Hop Hooray
Producer- DJ Kay Gee & Eazy-E
The Sugar Hill Gang- Rapper's Delight
Producer- Sylvia Robinson
Producer- The Neptunes
Souls Of Mischief- 93 Til Infinity
Producer- Domino, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, A Plus, Casual & Jay Biz
Pete Rock & CL Smooth- They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Producer- Pete Rock
Kid Cudi says a "Man On The Moon III" collaboration with Plain Pat and Emile will happen.
There are some tracks you can listen to on repeat, for days on end, and you'll never get tired of hearing it. A track as a whole has many elements that come into play which gives it that timeless feel, including the rapper, the lyrics and the production. The production is what we're focusing on in this list, not necessarily the tracks that we love because the lyrics are deep or the rapper's flow is insane, but records that became our favorites because of the beat.
These were records that rapper on top of rapper freestyled over, beats that started a career, tracks that became known for their production and at times launched a producer's career. Those are the cuts we were looking for when compiling this list, ones that have stood the test of time (i.e., they are likely more than a year old), and are still cycled into our playlists (perhaps even on the daily).
To each his own though, meaning you probably have your very own list of Beats That Will Never Get Old. Let us know your favorite beats/production in the comment section and feel free to discuss our list!
Presented in no specific order at all, take a look through the HNHH editors' choices of 50 Beats That Will Never Get Old.