Feelin' It (Jay-Z song)

"Feelin' It" is the fourth and final single from rapper Jay-Z's debut album Reasonable Doubt. The song features a chorus sung by Mecca and a beat produced by Ski. The song's beat contains a sample from "Pastures" by jazz musician Ahmad Jamal. The track was originally meant to be a Camp Lo song, but producer Ski gave it to Jay at the last minute. He describes the situation in an XXL Magazine article:

"Feelin' It"
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Single by Jay-Z featuring Mecca
from the album Reasonable Doubt
B-side"Friend or Foe"
ReleasedApril 15, 1997
Recorded1996
GenreEast Coast hip hop, jazz rap
Length3:48
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ski
Jay-Z singles chronology
"I'll Be"
(1997)
"Feelin' It"
(1997)
"Who You Wit"
(1997)

It was me and Geechi Suede from Camp Lo, it was my hook and everything. Jay heard it and was like, "I want that record. I don't care what you do, I want that record." I didn't want to give it to him, but I had to because I knew he was going to be the man at the time. So I said, "Fuck it, take the record." It really was me and Suede from Camp Lo, the flow and everything, the way he was flowing on it. That's the way we was flowing on it. So he just took the whole thing. But you know, he killed it in his own way.[1]

The chorus of the song was mocked by rapper 50 Cent in his song "Be a Gentleman", from his 2002 mixtape, Guess Who's Back?, and is a diss song against Jay-Z.

Formats and track listingsEdit

CDEdit

  1. "Feelin' It [Video Version]"
  2. "Feelin' It [LP Version]"
  3. "Feelin' It TV track"
  4. "Friend or Foe"

VinylEdit

A-SideEdit

  1. "Feelin' It (Video Version)"
  2. "Feelin' It (TV Track)"

B-SideEdit

  1. "Feelin' It (LP Version)"
  2. "Friend or Foe"

SamplesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Making of Reasonable Doubt Told U So". XXL Magazine. June 23, 2006. Retrieved June 20, 2007.
  2. ^ "Album Review: Tyga, Hotel California – XXL". XXL. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-04-15.