If you're anything like me, you've amassed more than a king's ransom in unofficial Blueprint, Black Album and American Gangster remix projects. Sometimes, you get lucky and land on something golden, like Von Pea's American Angster, MidiMarc's Newprint, or the S. Carter Mixtape. For today's Battle of the Remixes, I've decided to pit Jay-Z's "Moment of Clarity" against Jay-Z's "Moment of Clarity," but with two distinct executions. In one corner we have Just Blaze, who's responsible for some of Jigga's biggest-sounding records ("U Don't Know," "Show Me What You Got") and former third of Little Brother, 9th Wonder, who blessed Jay-Z's "Threats." One has more of a big band style while the other is considerably more soulful and laid back. Which do you prefer?
Jay-Z: "Moment of Clarity" (Just Blaze Remix) (from the S. Carter Mixtape)
Jay-Z: "Moment of Clarity" (9th Wonder Remix) (from Black is Back!)