Lonnie Liston Smith / Jay-Z / Mary J. Blige

This may be a dumb question, but I just thought I'd ask. In most cases where a classic song is remade, I wouldn't. But I felt Mary really shined on this beat.

Which beat was better usage of the Lonnie Liston Smith sample?

Here's the original...
it's so beautiful it'll damn near bring you to tears.

Garden of Peace