Salaam Remi got gold and platinum plaques, but I still would consider him somewhat of an underrated producer. He don't produce hip-hop records like the average joe, but rather incorporates all sorts of live instruments and weird percussion gadgets to make those beats stand out. I can't stand when a new Nas album tracklist is revealed and peeps start complaining "Oh no, look at all this Salaam Remi, I want Preemo"... Shit, Salaam and Nas makes some of the illest music imaginable so I hope their working relationship will continue for a long time.
In this extensive interview with Okayplayer, Remi gives his take on a bunch of his classic productions including "Fu-Gee-La", "Here Comes The Hotstepper", "Made You Look", "The Don" and more. A definite read!
SALAAM REMI BREAKS DOWN 10 CLASSICS