Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - "They Reminisce Over You"
Producer: Pete Rock
Evocative, mournful, and immediately recognizable, Pete Rock crafted one of hip-hop's greatest instrumentals with the help of a sample excavated from saxophonist Tom Scott's "Today." "They Reminisce Over You" endures as an example of ingenius sampling, the discovery of a gorgeous loop turned into a wordless hook that sticks with you, hummable and unforgettable, as fresh and enjoyable now as it has been throughout its storied 21 years of existence. While Rock's warm bassline and dusty drums complete the package, it is that indelible saxophone that lends "They Reminisce Over You" its magic.