London based producer Quincey Tones has had a pretty eventful year. His remix of Jay-Z’s “I Know,” which was originally stamped with the Pharrell seal, has been dubbed better than the original. His creativity was approved with God’s Gangster, a mixtape that featured the vocal of, again, Jay-Z and the lyrically ornate Nasir Jones. Each project a great introduction to both Hip-Hop fans and the industry, with a DIY approach that helped 9th Wonder transition from North Carolina producer to superstar five years ago. “Funny you say that though as your version of Jay-Z’s “I Know” is considered, by some, better than Pharrell’s, which is a pretty solid stamp. Quincey Tones: Hopefully a few big people got to hear that, including Jay-Z himself. With that track, I just did it and put it over the video and hoped for the best and hoped with the Internet how it is, it would get round and have people start talking and thankfully they did. I did get a lot of people hitting me up looking for beats after that and also the Nas project I did God’s Gangster. With that all I wanted to do was see how the dopest emcees would sound over my beats. It was a good idea.
Jay-Z – I Know feat. Pharrell (Quincey Tones Remix)