LL Cool J -- I Need a Beat

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    The beat was made by Adrock of the Beastie Boys. The drum machine was recorded through a Neve. That's what gives it it's warm tone, even though the drum machine is very harsh.
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    "I Need A Beat" was not only the first single and the first record released by rapper, LL Cool J, but was also the first release on the Def Jam record label - It has the catalogue number DJ001. It was released in 1984 for Def Jam Recordings, produced by Rick Rubin and written by Rubin, LL Cool J and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys. The song was later remixed and put on his first album, Radio.
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