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The Beatnuts' "Watch Out Now" Was Imitated But Never Replicated

Devin Ch
August 02, 2018 12:07
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The Beatnuts' "Watch Out Now" still pops in 2018.


The Beatnuts' "Watch Out Now" is most synonymous with J-Lo's "Jenny From The Block" sample flip. The sample clearance is more of a business proposition than it was at the turn of the century, when crate diggers were still on the lookout for dollar bin breaks. When A Musical Massacre entered the rapmosphere in '99, the Beatnuts employed their veteran pass rate with leaders of the new..

Not only did Jennifer Lopez follow suit on "Jenny From The Block," but the bad blood that ensued between Psycho Les and Trackmasters (who produced for "Jenny") remains a touchy subject to this day.

Inevitably, the different appeals of "Jenny From The Block" and "Watch Out Now" forced curmudgeon types even deeper into their cloistered environment. If anything, "Watch Out Now" is the memorable of the two, for two reasons: It was released 1st, and secondly "Watch Out Now" is one the better aged documents from that era, bar none. J-Lo eventually handed over residual payments for the "forgery."

Quotable Lyrics:

Here's to my pollyin n****s who campaign
To the killers who be lovin the chicas and champagne
Thugs who get wild in the club and snatch chains
Players who be pimpin the hoes with no brains
Front watch a n**** get shot from close range
The most range, crazy motherfucker won't change
Beatnuts, forever diehard, you want pain?
Cause you walkin outta here breathin is insane.

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