For those of you that don’t know, every great song didn’t necessarily come together by intentional design. Producers do shop their beats around and in most cases, the highest bidder usual skates off with the track. While you were carefully enjoying the soulful smoothie known as “The Joy” by Kanye West and Jay-Z, the Strong Arm Steady trio already had their version locked and loaded. But don’t think they are bitter; they actually see it as good business for a living legend.
“This song was supposed to be on Arms & Hammers – until Kanye bought it for a much bigger price and I’m glad for our guy Pete Rock he did, here is our version. Enjoy!” – Strong Arm Steady
Now I’m not going to sit up and argue that the Roc Boys’ version isn’t superior but an extra five minutes of capable MCs over this instant classic never hurt nobody. These are the makings of G.O.O.D. music.
Strong Arm Steady Feat. Curtis Mayfield – “Makings Of You” (Prod. By Pete Rock)