I remember this episode of Beverly Hills 90210 where Brenda and Kelly had bought the same dress for the senior prom. It was a big tumultuous deal and ruined the evening for the whole gang. Recently, two prominent rappers–Ghostface KIllah and Rick Ross–have used the same beat. Not just the same sample, it’s the same beat. Ghostface’s “Guest House” uses the same beat that Rick Ross used for “Yacht Club.” I personally think both versions are pretty ill and it’s neat to see how each MC tackles the beat. It’s also neat to see how the J.U.S.T.I.C.E League production compliments the content in each respective rapper’s song; Rick Ross’ is about showing some pretty ladies the seven seas aboard a posh watercraft while Ghost’s is about the cable guy fucking his wife*.
*still not entirely positive if the culprit being a cable guy is literal or a dirty metaphor.
Peep for yourself:
Ghostface Killah feat. Fabolous–Guest House
Rick Ross-Yacht Club