Google+ Beathearts: Beathearts rewind #57: Jeru the Damaja - Come Clean


Beathearts rewind #57: Jeru the Damaja - Come Clean

Regulars know we already rewound this before. But ComplexTV recently put out this great clip telling the story of how the track came about.

Our rewind text from April 20th 2012:

For our Beathearts rewind this freezing Friday we go back to 1993 and Jeru The Damaja's breakthrough track Come clean. Also known as the "the water drop beat" it's based on the crazy Shelly Manne track Infinity from his experiment jazz album Mannekind (1972). The tune was made in Premier's appartement and the drumbeat was first improvised on an old Branford Marsalis drum set. Originally Premo wanted to add more music to the beat but when he heard Jeru's flow on the track he knew he had to keep it. Raw, minimal and dirty it's still today one of ruffest beats ever to be pressed on vinyl.

As a bonus here an jazzy interpretation of Premo's classic instrumental.

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