After Diddy named “My Downfall” as his favorite song on Life After Death, DJ Clark Kent is widening the scope and picking his top song by The Notorious B.I.G. During an interview with MTV News‘ Sway Calloway, the veteran producer revealed that his favorite Biggie cut is “Unbelievable,” the R. Kelly-sampling cut produced by DJ Premier.
“It’s not about the sample. It’s about I’m an extremely Brooklyn-centered guy, and that record is so hard. The rhymes were so hard and the beat was so hard, and he took R. Kelly’s song and made it a hook. How do you take something that pretty, put it on a beat that hard and then rhyme crazy and it comes out that perfect? The rhymes were out of this world. And the records that I loved the most from Big were the records with the best rhymes, and those rhymes were just out of this world.”
Watch the full interview below.