This week we’re dialing it back to 1995 with Sam Sullivan’s remix of Big L’s “Put It On.” The original comes off of Big L’s debut album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous. Gangsta rap was on the rise at the time, and producing a song that was single-worthy while still maintaining its “gangstaness” was an art in and of itself. Nevermind that Sullivan was one year old at the release of the original, because this Concord, MA native is certainly in touch with his inner gangsta. He begins with a soft intro, fading in the patois chatta, but then layers heaps of hard-hitting bass on top of the original’s minimalist beat. Give it a listen below.
DOWNLOAD: The Big L – “Put It On (Sam Sullivan Remix)”