Beat Breakdown: Jim Jones – End Of The Road (Produced by The Heatmakerz)

First time I heard this I was taken by the heavy bassline. That’s what I like about beats made by the Heatmakerz, extremely deep but smooth basslines.  Pure dope, no wonder they call it “crack music”.

You can tell this beat was done on a MPC-type machine. They totally spazzed on this one. There are so many small sample pieces in this song but yet, it all came together perfectly. The constant piano sound brings a sinister feel almost but then you hear this sped up voice that just takes it over the top. It’s so fast that I could barely understand what it was saying at first until I found out. It’s saying “…you try to look for the end of the road (echoes)”. That voice is from Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby” (skip to 2:13 and 0:07)

This beat is no different from their others, the bassline carries the sample like a bus driver carrying young’ns. Its so deep like a dirty south type bass (see Lil Jon’s “Bia Bia” or “Throw It Up”) but its so smooth. The notes are done perfectly.

This instrumental is a clear example of the art of sampling, in my opinion. No, I’m not saying this is the best sampled beat ever because it’s not but it’s dope. Sampling can be done in a million different ways but to chop up several tiny pieces and make something good, it amazes me. Props to the Heatmakerz.

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