Nineteen85 Proves He’s the King of Album Closers on Future’s ‘The Wizrd’

Nineteen85 Proves He’s the King of Album Closers on Future’s ‘The Wizrd’
Paul Jefferies, who produces as Nineteen85, is the guy you go to for The Big Hit. On tracks like Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and “One Dance” and Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter,” the beat-maker relies on a simple formula. First, find a golden sample from a song that may not be well-known, but is not obscure either — Jefferies found the Maya Jane Coles sample in “Truffle Butter,” for example, accidentally in the YouTube suggestions column. Second, program a propulsive drum pattern. Third, watch the stream-count climb.

But recently Jefferies has
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