This is the exact sort of Swizz Beat that I’d have absolutely despised back in the days when I thought that DJ Premier was the be-all and end-all of rap production, with all other producers to be judged by the degree to which they had departed from Preme-Be-Upon-Him’s chop-n-cut template. Nowadays, though? This sounds like some sort of masterpiece to me. It reminds me of the dream sequence music from Final Fantasy 7. The emotional tone it strikes is completely unworldly - is it happy? Angry? It’s like the “Pull It" beat broke its neck cos it was headbopping too hard and the doctor had to give it the sort of anaesthetic that makes you think you’re floating on a cloud with 2pac feeding you grapes. Praise be to His Royal High-Forehead.