Toppa Top 10: Jay-Z’s Most Jamaican Moments

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July 16, 2013

+1: Glenn Jones feat. Jay-Z, “Good Thang (Clark Kent Remix)” (1992)

Jay-Z’s Jamaican Moment: “Good Thang (Remix)” samples Cutty Ranks

OK, here’s a super-rare, uber-obscure one for all you nerds. Back in ’92, when Jay-Z was an unsigned MC known mainly as a sideman for speed rapper Jaz-O, his good friend and early producer DJ Clark Kent was working at Atlantic Records, and tried to get Hov signed there. That didn’t happen, but he did wind up contributing a guest verse on Kent’s Cutty Ranks-sampling, ragga hip-hop remix of new jack swing singer Glenn Jones’ “Good Thang.”