Top Ten Dre Songs Of All Time #5 – In Da Club

The 5th greatest song of all time in Dr. Dre’s song is…

“In Da Club”

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This comes from 50 Cent’s debut album on Eminem’s Shady album, called “Get Rich Or Die Tryin'”, released in 2003. Now, this song is amazing, not just for it’s production choices, but also the mixing process. Mixing, from wikipedia, is defined as:

“In audio recording, audio mixing is the process by which multiple recorded sounds are combined into one or more channels, most commonly 2-channel stereo.
In the process, the source signals’ level, frequency content, dynamics,
and panoramic position are manipulated and effects such as reverb
may be added. This practical, aesthetic, or otherwise creative
treatment is done in order to produce a mix that is more appealing to
listeners.”

So it’s not just that Dre chose brass to play the main riff of the song – it’s how effing huge those horns sound. The rhythm, syncopated as it is, is just so driving. If you’ve ever been out, perhaps “in da club”, and this song comes on, then you know why this song deserves to be #5. It holds up to multiple replays. 50 also spits a pretty good verse for this being pretty clear a club track – that doesn’t always work out, just hear 50’s song “Fire” from some time later.

#4 coming out tomorrow…a criminally underheard Dre song, come back fuh sho

Martin Connor is a music teacher & writer from Philadelphia, PA, with a music degree of high distinction from Duke University who is currently studying for a master’s degree at Brandeis University in Boston, MA, while focusing his research on the vocal melodies of the rap genre. He has contributed freelance articles to HipHopDX, Complex, and Pigeons and Planes, and had multiple articles from his website, www.RapAnalysis.com go viral on BET, The Source, XXL, and MTV. He teaches rap lessons online through the music school LessonFace, and has a book, The Artistry Of Rap Music, forthcoming from the McFarland Publishing House, scheduled for release in late 2017, as a follow-up to his 2014 contribution to their anthology "Eminem & Rap, Poetry, Race." He welcomes all comments, compliments, insults, and restaurant suggestions at [email protected]

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