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Chucky Thompson Breaks Down Nas’ “One Mic”

Chucky Thompson Breaks Down Nas’ “One Mic”

Producer Chucky Thompson describes the creative insights that went into manifesting Nas’ now classic track “One Mic”.

The Grammy Award-winning Chucky Thompson recently sat down to formally break down some of his most infamous of productions. The first in a 3-part series by The Uber Urban tells the story of Nas’ “One Mic”. According to Thompson the whole idea behind the song arose shortly after the Nas and Jay-Z beef of 2002. The premise was to create a song that would calm even the most heated of situations. Inspired by Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” and the notion of a quiet-chorus and rising verses, the song manifested itself into an unparalleled composition that truly impressed Thompson about Nas’ musical and creative abilities.

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