Sizzla Kalonji is perhaps one of the most sampled reggae artists of the current generation.
His single “Solid As A Rock” is a classic in its own right and the number of samples will make it one of the greatest reggae singles of all time.
Jay-Z has created history today by becoming the first artist to release a platinum selling album on the first day.
One of the singles titled “Crown” off his album Magna Carta Holy Grail samples Sizzla’s “Solid As A Rock” single.
Sizzla kicked off the bass heavy joint before falling in the backdrop throughout the single as Jay-Z raps.
Listen to Sizzla Kalonji classic single “Solid As A Rock.”
Interestingly, rapper Ja Rule sampled “Solid As A Rock” over 10 years ago on a single titled “The Crown.” Last year 50 Cent also sampled the track on a single titled “My Crown.”
Now Jay-Z samples the same track on a single he titled “Crown.”
Magna Carta Holy Grail hit stores July 9th and features appearances from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Rick Ross.
Watch Ja Rule “The Crown” video below:
Listen to 50 Cent “My Crown” below:
Jay-Z vs 50 Cent vs Jay-Z, who do you think sample “Solid As A Rock” better.