Nas: It Ain’t Hard To Tell (DJ Day Remix)
From “What Planet What Station” 12″ (Milk Crate, 2004)

“It Ain’t Hard To Tell” was first released in 1993, already had two separate remixes 12″s that came after (one US promo with the Large Professor mix), the other from UK with two new mixes). You’d think, at this point, creating yet another remix would be fruitless but DJ Day deserves full credit for creating an instrumental track so innovative and different from everything that came before that it makes this song sound brand new. The intro alone is brilliant as are the scratches on the chorus. Straight up, one of the coolest pieces of production I’ve heard in a long time. Cop this (before the 12″ is off the market).