'I'm Legend' Smiley the Ghetto Child (AMOB Entertainment, 2010) prod. DJ Premier

Smiley the Ghetto Child, Real Name: D. Cruz

Profile: Born in Harlem and raised in The Bronx, NY. 
He spend more than 20 years in the game, he used to co write stuff for Black Sheep and Chi Ali. He then hooked up with Group Home because Melachi the nutcracker was his cousin. He helped to orchestrate their first album “Livin Proof”, Smiley’s first appearance was on the ‘Tha Realness.’

That perfect DJ Premier mix of a little-known sample (Bob James's 'Dream Journey' - CTI, 1975) and a better-known voice, KRS-One - providing the structure, with a kind of flourish that distinguishes his work. This music is all about balance, keeping all the aspects of it together (and has a kind of happiness about it, reminiscent of a disco remix).