DJ Toomp has quickly become a fan favorite, even though the veteran producer has been a staple in Hip-Hop since the late 80s with MC Shy D. N Zone Entertainment caught up with DJ Toomp as he produced the beat that Jay-Z would eventually use for Say Hello from the Brooklyn rappers American Gangster album.
The video offers clues into the method to the Grammy Award winners madness. Now, Johnny-come-lately-types understand why Toomp has been tapped by Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Glasses Malone, T.I. and others.
The making of Say Hello:
To craft his hit, Toomp used The Love We Share Is the Greatest of Them All to act as the skeleton to ‘”Say Hello. Ironically, Jay-Zs former mentor/rap partner Jaz-O used the same sample in a joint called Friends Betrayed, which appears to be a commentary about his former friend (Click here to listen to Friends Betrayed).
About 2:30 minutes into the song, you will hear the original sample of Tom Brocks original Toomp used to craft Say Hello: