What more can be said about Clark Kent that isn't stated on his the Twitter bio: deejay, sneaker head, producer, the list goes on an on. The hip-hop renaissance man responsible for introducing Jay-Z to The Notorious B.I.G. sat down with 'Plex Row to speak on just a small portion of his extensive musical catalog...

On Jay-Z's "Brooklyn's Finest" with The Notorious B.I.G.:

“I go upstairs, and I record the track. And Jay goes in, and he does his verses. I remember the name of the record originally being ‘Once We Get Started.’ Jay says it was ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy,’ but he remembers the words ‘once we get started’ involved in it. I think that was what the record was supposed to be called.

“So he records it, and he comes out of the booth, and I go, ‘Yo, maybe you should put B.I.G. on it.’ And he’s looking at me like I’m dumb, like, ‘Why didn’t I say that from the beginning?’ But his reaction was also like, ‘I don’t know homie, so how am I going to put him on the record?’

“But then Dame is like, ‘We don’t know him, and I’m not paying Puff. Fuck that nigga.’ And I’m like, ‘You know I’m DJ’ing for him, you know he’s my man, you know what time it is.’ So Dame’s like, ‘Well, if you can get him, and he’ll do it for free, it’s all good. But if not, we ain’t paying Puff no money, fuck Puff.’ So I’m like, ‘Yo, I gotta go to the bathroom.’

“I go downstairs, and I bring B.I.G. up. I’m like, ‘B.I.G., Jay. Jay, B.I.G.’ And everyone in the studio is looking at me like, ‘Oh, you’s a funny nigga. How you got the dude downstairs waiting?’ But I knew Jay would be quick in the booth, so I knew he wouldn’t be waiting long.

READ: DJ Clark Kent Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records pt.1

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  • NiggaPlease

    DJ Clark Kent, you a legend my dude, and B.I.G. and Jay spit classic bars, but to be 100 percent honest, thats by far the wackest beat on a classic album. Just a testament to how dope B.I.G. and Jay were lyrically, that niggas have tolerated that horrible fuckin beat 1000s of times, just to hear the slick bars.

  • NiggaPlease

    Hahahaha, Dame didnt wanna pay Puff for a B.I.G. verse, but Im sure he didnt have a problem payin for that shitty ass beat. NY niggas was so backwards in the game back then. What kinda dumb shit is that?

  • It’s Still 1994

    "shitty ass beat"...Wow, just wow. To each their own.

  • NiggaPlease

    “shitty ass beat”…Wow, just wow. To each their own.

    It's Still 1994 said this on November 11th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
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    Be honest, my nig, if some no name producer played you a beat tape, and the Brooklyns Finest beat was one of his instrumentals, how long would it take before you skipped to the next joint? If I got an album full of Ski and Primo bangers, thers no way in hell Im payin for that below average ass Clark Kent beat. B.I.G. and Jay made that song.

    Let me just ask you this, is that or is that not the worst beat on the album, if you go track for track?

  • Big AL

    The beat was decent for 1996. It had the sound of being something you rap some mafioso style lyrics too. It wasn't bad enough that it took away from the song as a whole. Y'all niggas praising the song/album but dissing the beat sound just like these new school asshole hip hop fand that care more about "beat selection" and who produced whatever then the actual music.smh. if clark kent produced a song and the final product was a CLASSIC song HE DID HIS FUCKING JOB YOU STUPID FUCKING HIPSTERS.

  • It’s Still 1994

    NiggaPlease....

    The beat, in my opinion, is dope. I remember Clue playing the instrumental over and over again at a party. For me, this is classic. I was 18 when this song came out...

    After "Can I Live" and "Dead Pres", BK finest is the dopest beat. Personally the "22 2's" beat is the "Weakest" (not weak at all, but relative to the other beats.

    I appreciate your ideas/opinions,

  • NiggaPlease

    The beat was decent for 1996. It had the sound of being something you rap some mafioso style lyrics too. It wasn’t bad enough that it took away from the song as a whole. Y’all niggas praising the song/album but dissing the beat sound just like these new school asshole hip hop fand that care more about “beat selection” and who produced whatever then the actual music.smh. if clark kent produced a song and the final product was a CLASSIC song HE DID HIS FUCKING JOB YOU STUPID FUCKING HIPSTERS.
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    The beat was wack. Doesnt mean Im a hipster because I think the beat was wack. I thought the beat was wack when the album came out. And I didnt praise the song. I praised B.I.G. and Jays bars, cause they spit dope shit on it. But if you wanna know my opinion SINCE 96, the beat and that lame ass hook that they just slid on there cause they couldnt think of anything else, always sucked.

    And so what if I praised the album? I can like an album without liking EVERY song.

    Nigga, you JUST admitted, "the beat was decent for 1996". Hahahahaha, that sounds like a synonym for WACK BEAT! Fuck outta here. Callin niggas stupid and you admitted how weak that shit is.

    And for the record, I know Kents catalog you lame, do you? Kent got classics. I never disrespected Kent as a producer. I called it what it was, it was a wack beat to me. It was the weakest beat on the album to me. Thats my opinion and I gave it. And my opinion of the beat REALLY aint too far from YOURS. Im over here laughin at niggas on this site right now. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! "The beat was decent for 1996"

    So I guess in Dames eyes, spending money on a "decent" beat makes more sense than payin Puff for an B.I.G. feature. You and Dame must have just been hypnotized by that beat, huh?

  • NiggaPlease

    NiggaPlease….

    The beat, in my opinion, is dope. I remember Clue playing the instrumental over and over again at a party. For me, this is classic. I was 18 when this song came out…

    After “Can I Live” and “Dead Pres”, BK finest is the dopest beat. Personally the “22 2’s” beat is the “Weakest” (not weak at all, but relative to the other beats.

    I appreciate your ideas/opinions,

    It's Still 1994 said this on November 11th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
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    And thats what it comes down to, matter of opinion. If you listened to it and you got a feeling of enjoyment out of it, I cant take that from you. I just never got that same feeling with that beat. But I respect how you gave your opinion without calling niggas stupid for not feelin the beat. I just never felt it, dont know.

  • http://www.mixtapesdaily.net rn506

    It is, and was a dope beat...too many folks want a lex luger production these days and have no appreciation for the classics... lol @ dame's reaction to puffy, fuck puffy.

  • PLATA-O-PLOMO

    haha PUFFY & DAME are both DICKHEADS but PUFFY is alot less LOYAL & RUTHLESS thats why BAD BOY reoords is a FINAL RESTING SPOT before CAREER DEATH & thats why PUFF still got MILLIONS & DAME is broke all be it RICH PEOPLE BROKE & has to pay the IRS & possibly go BANKRUPT but he deserves it for being a DICKHEAD ... JAY-Z is un-loyal also he only really cares about himself & like on D' EVILS .. "9 to 5 is how you survive .. I aint tryna survive im tryna live it to the limit & love it while im alive" if BEYONCE ever gets CHUBBY which I doubt JAY-Z would drop her fatser than AMILL

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