Brooklyn’s Finest

Interviews, Published Material

DJ Clark Kent (above right) is not only the producer behind one of the greatest hip-hop duets of all time, “Brooklyn’s Finest” with Jay-Z and Biggie, but he’s also the man responsible for introducing the two legendary MCs who rap on the song to each other. And because of this connection, he had plenty of memories to share for my latest Complex Magazine feature Clark Kent Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records. You may not know it, but DJ Clark Kent produced some of your favorite rap songs of all time (in addition to “Brooklyn’s Finest”), like Jay-Z’s “Cashmere Thoughts” and “Coming Of Age” with Memphis Bleek off Reasonable Doubt, and Biggie’s “Players Anthem” with Lil’ Kim and Lil’ Cease and “Sky’s The Limit” with 112. And that’s not to mention the various other classics he produced for artists like Rakim, Slick Rick, and 50 Cent. Check out the first part of the feature below. Brooklyn stand up!

DJ Clark Kent Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part One)

And yo, I know the video is posted in the link above (along with the story), but I gotta give Jay-Z and DJ Clark Kent’s classic “Can’t Get Wit That” some embedded shine on Westcheddar too, because it’s one of my favorite early Jigga videos…

Part two coming soon. Stay tuned…

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