7 – In A Lonely Place (Shadow Prelude)

With this not fitting completely with the full version that follows it, this was nevertheless a stand-out from the myriad versions and mixes that grew from this original beat.

The main vocal loop is the U-God hook from ‘Fast Shadow’ by Wu-Tang clan, there’s also a Method Man, Obie Trice and Nas sample in there too. This ‘prelude’ would not exist if it weren’t for ‘Cruel Prelude’ by Bobby Brown; the greatest of preludes IMO.