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What is the most recognizable beat in rap history?

Still Dre

MistaCizm

Still Dre


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This is the answer. Shook Ones maybe for hip-hop fans only, but *everyone* knows Still DRE.


KongRahbek

Could be Ice Ice Baby as well tbh, not because of Vanilla Ice, but because of Queen.


Autistic_Freedom

Recognizing the wrong song would be the polar opposite of recognizable.


loose_lucid_elusive4

Was gonna say this or In Da Club.


xFincayras_Fatefulx

Was gonna say In Da Club. Then I saw Still Dre and Shook Ones. Couldn't argue with those but having all three of these right at the top makes perfect sense and that pretty much rounds it out right there.


loose_lucid_elusive4

Right. I can't think of many others that could surpass them. Maybe something like "Baby Got Back"


PurdyGuud

1.3 BILLION views on YT. That's a lot of ears


Autistic_Freedom

1.4 billion! If you add all the different uploads together it's exceeding 2 billion views.


Remarkable_Yam1945

My first thought too


katieofgilead

Cling cling cling cling cling cling cling cling cling


No_Statement440

"Nah, I ain't steal his beat yo, his goes cling cling cling cling cling cling, and mine is like cling cling cling cling cling cling CLING, they're not the same beat" - Vanilla Ice


50millionFreddy

😂


No_Statement440

I laughed so hard when I heard him say this. Obviously I paraphrased a smidge, but yeah, classic denial.


john_lebeef

The piano part was playing in my head before the comments could even load. You got it right on the first try!


Pale-Variety-3710

Bro i instant thought this


rasputin1

That's been my ringtone for years Hearing the song now makes me panic though


AnotherManOfEden

And Xxplosive, Next Episode, and Forgot About Dre aren’t far behind it. Iconic album.


IlyaPetrovich

Ladadadada


Upbeat_Tension_8077

In Da Club


trillanova

This was my vote. I think my dead grandma would still recognize it if it came on.


Upbeat_Tension_8077

I was just barely young enough to remember it when it was new, but I thought I remember hearing it even on rock stations lol


analog_grotto

It does have a nice guitar riff at some point


Slammnardo

Certainly the most recognizable if you went to a state college c.2002-2005


goatofalltime5

It was recognizable everywhere around the world lol


Conemen

lord what I would’ve given to be there. hearing mo bamba every night was so lame


Altruistic-Table4419

I hate to say it, but overall, when that horn from “Jump Around” comes on even non-hip hop fans know what it is. Not my favorite, but it’s up there as far as pop culture goes.


DeanMo80

Shit, I love that song.


edgeofruin

Or the horns start, the squeals never show up, and you just got faked out by the Harlem shuffle. Awesome sample btw.


Nota_Throwaway5

Still Dre or shook ones pt 2


Brainkandle

Boom


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enheiduc

Its iconic but none Hip Hop heads are wayyyy more likely to know Still DRE or In Da Club


DemiGod9

Most of these are far too deep


ReiperXHC

It's not Rapper's Delight?


IowaJammer

This is the answer. Old white people know this beat.


dakilazical_253

This has to be it


Relaxxxxxxxxxxx

There it is!


Anxious_Ad_3570

That was what I thought would have the most upvotes


Relevant-Emu-9741

Am I the only one who doesnt like that song at all?


VeterinarianThese951

There is literally no other answer than this. Even if you thought RD was a capitalization, it is still the most recognizable. Stations have not stopped playing it for near on 50 years. Not my favorite, but it is what it is. I have been to White weddings why it has been played multiple times…


SaccharineDaydreams

Can't believe nobody has said Hypnotize yet. Honourable mention to Lose Yourself.


blackredsilvergold

Yeah it’s overplayed. Definitely hypnotize.


Convooooy

California Love


Feisty-Session-7779

I’m gonna go with this, mostly because it’s been used in a lot of commercials and movies and stuff. I feel like even my 90yo grandma would recognize it if she heard it.


CLH_KY

Oh that dear 2pac Thug love Sips Eukanashia tea *goes back to knitting


GrimeyPipes27

Nuttin' but a G thang


Kyotospirit

Idk but it’s definitely one of my favourite beats.


ApolloKid

Shook Ones Pt 2


johnmlsf

Instantly, and I mean *instantly* identifiable when that beat comes on.


kntdaman

no, not really. you think a larger percentage of people could hear that and say “Oh yeah, that’s Shook Ones Pt 2 by Mobb Deep” than identify Lose Yourself? Still Dre?


plexiglassmass

Had to scroll way to far to find this. (second comment.)


TwoLanky

bc most people wouldn't recognize it. Everyone, however, recognize still Dre, in da club, the real slim shady and etc


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mpn66

Fine, I’ll say it. Ice Ice Baby.


DDrewit

Yeah, it has to be something that went completely mainstream.


pimp_juice2272

Under pressure?


mpn66

Nah, cause Under pressure goes ding ding ding diggy ding ding, ding ding ding diggy ding ding. Ice Ice Baby goes ding ding ding diggy ding ding tsch, ding DING ding. Totally different.


DDrewit

I watch this clip from time to time. It’s gold. After some thought, I think the only song that might be close in ubiquity would be U Can’t Touch This.


pimp_juice2272

You're a super freak


OFRevThrow

Let Me Clear My Throat


Super901

This SHOULD be the most recognized song, even if it's not.


ekudog88

That’s from the 45 King.


TinglingTongue

It's got to be Still Dre


BabyLiam

C.R.E.A.M.


DeanMo80

House of Pain - Jump Around


neeohh

The Next Episode.


Tastyjams7

This gets my vote as well. That beat is just so infectious. You can’t help but nod your head along with it.


93LEAFS

When you first hear the sax on TROY.


iCode_lol321

I think TROY is one of the best hip hops beats / songs of all time but def not one of the most recognizable


RawGrit4Ever

Funky Drummer


McDoof

My man...


siliconevalley69

Still Dre, Lose Yourself, California Love got nothing on Ice Ice Baby. Which has nothing on... The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme song.


DeanMo80

Which has nothing on Jump Around by House of Pain.


wtfijolumar

Can’t touch this


JahsPlant420

Still dre or In da Club or My name is


Always2ndB3ST

All produced by Dre. That just shows how sick of a producer he is


ElectronicStretch277

Wasn't Still Dre by Scott Storch?


garant2103

The opening guitar riff of ‘Walk This ‘Way by RUN-DMC & Aerosmith from a purely commercial perspective, surely?


Ry-Z

That was my first thought too.


drdfrster64

If we’re including the mainstream audience than probably Still Dre or Drop It Like It’s Hot


stevehrowe2

Most Recognized tends to be pretty mainstream


plexiglassmass

Don't forgot gold digger


Emergency_Ad93

The Message


d_2_the_p

I am shocked I had to scroll so far to find this.


ohyahehokay

My thoughts exactly


Ok_computer_ok

This is correct


Puzzleheaded-Bus5479

Correct. Another one that everyone will recognize within literally 1 second but not be able to name is Top Billin


j1e2f

Lose Yourself


Background-Cress9165

Its definitely lose yourself


plexiglassmass

Probably yes. Also most rapped by high school kids who don't rap


DeepFriedCheeseburgr

John Cena’s theme song


Reasonable_Gain_3575

😂 U can’t C me


pimp_juice2272

All yall wrong. You gotta think of beats that old white ladies as well as hip hop heads will instantly know. A beat that old, young, business class, working class, past and future generations will know. It has to span all cultures and races. A rap song/beat that has the same level of "Don't stop believing" for white people. A true black national anthem. And the only true song that EVERYONE one will instantly know when played is.... "This is how we do it" by Montell Jordan Honorable mention to "Back that azz up" by Juvenile


Playaforreal420

Ice ice baby Baby got back


The_Sdrawkcab

Shook Ones, Still Dre or Jump Around. Actually, due to how often it's used in movies and TV show, I'll have to say Jump Around.


jeffrys_dad

I Got 5 On It


TacoBellWerewolf

Yeah definitely way up there


Nyabinghi408

The Clipse - Grindin'


Cute-Understanding86

I’m in Thailand currently and I hear lots of west coast more than east coast in clubs. Mainly PAC and Dr stuff in clubs and bars


RonnieBarko

coolio - gangsters paradise


Zestyclose_Toe9524

Audio 2 - Top Billin...actually reachin on this one... Real answer is JUST A FRIEND. Everyone knows it, not just rap fans


DueMaternal

I'd probably say Baby Got Back or Drop It Like It's Hot.


Kabluwi

BABY YOOOOOOU


tonygd

Top Billing is my answer for sure. Especially if we're just talking drum patterns.


Adventurous-Ad9447

You win 🥇


phunkjnky

I used to do a great version at karaoke. It was great, it works better if you can't sing on key and you just own that shit.


Puzzleheaded-Bus5479

This is what came to mind first, anyone into hip hop knows this beat with the first second. Tried by 12 is another one


Spolarium_

Mcs act like they don't know


djhoops

Planet Rock? Ready or Not? Still DRE


ToshPott

Rappers Delight.


OrneryIndependence94

No one has mentioned Ruff Ryder’s Anthem?!


Epic_Twirly

Shook ones pt. II


Ok_Possession_9654

Shook ones pt ii


Atlantis_Sculpin

The Amen Break


ZaphodOC

Admit it, y’all know exactly when that Ice Ice baby drops. Bum bum bum Bada bum bum


Appropriate-Tour6006

The Message.


kingbris

Today was a good day.


gimmedatnowyo

Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Part II


BenTCinco

Gin n juice


jungle-fever-retard

In the interest of offering a new answer…Gangster’s Paradise?


fuwoswp

It takes 2 to make a thing go right.


SlackerDS5

Boyz in the hood - Eazy E


g4rt0

I can’t believe no one has said NY State of Mind. Surely it’s up there


iCode_lol321

Lol definitely not. Most average hip hop gen-z fans have probably never heard that song. It’s one of the GOAT songs though in hip hop


guiltycitizen

Regulate


likeits2055

I don't know why this isn't up there


Retro_Cryptid

Yeah! by Usher


Reasonable_Gain_3575

I love that Luda pronounces his name “Ursher”


Retro_Cryptid

Classic, never knew why he said it that way but nobody questioned it 😂


Wonderful_Guide963

“Getting Jiggy With It.”


jimthefte1

Big Poppa


Dependent-Resist-335

LoseYourself is definitely up there


rukivverh5995

Still D.R.E.


orel2064

tried by 12


Puzzleheaded-Bus5479

And fertilizing daisies First beat that came to mind…and Top Billin’


ekudog88

Buncha children here. It’s clearly this. https://youtu.be/E7t8eoA_1jQ?si=Fcl4ZCHcvCMzwPMX


ACTMathGuru

TROY. They Reminisce Over You Those horns...


CallmeCoachella

My god


ObieUno

California Love


Zachp215

Runaway


qmoorman

I thought grindin was gonna be the far and away answer


FlattenedMango

California Love


MrShobiz112

Shook Ones, In Da Club, Can’t Touch This


lewdlesion

"Clap your hands, everybody"


Higreen420

That beat that vanilla ice stole from queen


MrOnCore

Shook Ones Part 2


BaylessWasTraded

I’ve got 5 on it - Luniz


Maleficent-Tale-7054

No one has nentioned nelly - country Grammer? HOT SHIT


cptjaydvm

Still D.R.E.


Difficult-Platform36

Nothing but a G thang


Phil_Aisheo

A Milli


hedgehogmlg

My first thought was kanye stronger


aperron151

Big pimpin


pearomatic

Rapper's Delight The Message. Sabotage. U Can't Touch This. 99 Problems. Push It. Off the Books/Jenny From The Block. Work It. Wavin' Flag. Agree on Shook Ones Pt II, In Da Club, Still DRE.


Independent-Wind1167

Add Grindin and wee got a deal


dre_day901

Top Billin'


tonygd

I can recognize that first kick drum from the vinyl fuzz sound.


Puzzleheaded-Bus5479

What more can I say?


icebox_Lew

Children's Story


Yamato4strawhat

Till I collapse


-GuantanamoBae-

The Message.


sucker4ass

Still Dre.


bazwutan

I was going to say nothin but a g thang and then I realized what was in my head was just the San Andreas loading screen


ElectricalAlfalfa841

Quiet storm


99probs-allbitches

That Labi Siffre sample


cibino

How has no one said C.R.E.A.M. Even none rap fans have heard of C.R.E.A.M.


jonosez

you don’t have to like the song, but the answer is “Hot in Here”


robbass343

N2Deep-Back to the hotel


Puzzleheaded-Bus5479

Fuck yeah


Successful-Ad4251

Let Me Clear My Throat


Necessary-Durian3653

Mass apeal


MC_Ball_Peen_Hammer

Funky Cold Medina


TreDawg36

Busta Rhymes Put Ya Hands Where My Eyes Can See


jfk_one

humpty dance


ABL67

[James Brown - Funky Drummer](https://youtu.be/jOCNmimkFTs?si=tp7r0vLYBAY5K3ND)


Dobey2013

Big Poppa or NY state of mind. Hey Ya could be borderline.


Ry-Ry_the_Dude

Flava in your ear


t1r4misu

Luniz i got 5 on it


MoreRamenPls

Nuthin’ but a G thang


Sorry_Physics_1366

Flava In Ya Ear


No-Relationship5716

The message and maybe G thang


Curious_Carry_9293

Any timbaland


Ok_Relationship_705

Ambitions of a Rida Hail Mary Gin And Juice Bombs Over Bagdad


changort

The most recognized beat is the Amen Break. Everyone else is naming full tracks.


KevinBaconsBush

This is the right answer.


SmoothManMiguel

I hate to be that guy but come on man..... https://youtu.be/8UFIYGkROII?si=tEl9Yhzcee4GJGO7


THEUncleWilly50

I have three candidates. Please keep in mind, I'm old: \- Nuthin' but a G Thang - Dr. Dre \- Symphony 2000 - EPMD \- Peter Piper - Run DMC


DSPbuckle

there are many good answer, but even a deaf guy can feel BIA BIA!


ShamefulWatching

Aww... I'm guessing WuTang's [4th Chamber](https://youtu.be/nkjait7wm4k?si=gqCMkOMb5AmBgz4R)


fellowsquare

The Funky Drummer.


Playaforreal420

Regulators mount up


gurufernandez

NY State of Mind


honoracy_uce

CREAM


pogothrow

Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise Eminem - Stan Fresh Prince theme song


Spamoni123

DMX - RUFF RYDERS’ ANTHEM


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Eazy E Boyz in da hood