Thursday, 31 March 2011

DOOM's remix of Cam's That's Me was so much better than the original

Cam'ron - That's Me MF DOOM blend (2004)



Was that a catcall of "lol, backpacker!" I heard from the cheap seats? Motherfucker, I'll cut your balls off to use as a backpack then sell you to a sultan as a serf, and while you're dancing a merry jig for us in your new role as a eunuch jester, the sultan and I are going to snort with laughter at you due to your preference of that airy-fairy Eve album track sounding original version of That's Me over DOOM's vastly grander remix from his Special Blends mixtape. That blend/remix beat is a far better suited milieu to one of Mr. Giles' most thoroughly offensive holdings of court (rape-talk, OFWGKTA fans!), with the pernicious strings, creepy disembodied laughing, and oddly syncopated chopped snares being redolent of what might've happened had the C.O.C sound been alowed to flourish during the pre-Dipset years of Cam's solo career or, simply, the results of what would've happened if Cam had called up Nashiem Myrick & Carlos Broady back in 1999.

MF DOOM - Mullein instrumental (2002)



That haunting string sample is a fair approximation of what I'd imagine a lost Bernard Herrmann score for Orson Welles' version of The Trial to sound like, so I assumed DOOM must've snagged the sample from some secrete highbrow source like a 1967 Polish art-horror movie soundtrack LP which only 6 people own and even then 2 of them are JuJu & Psycho Les. Imagine my suprise, then, at finding out that he was up to his old cartoon plundering tricks and it was taken from an episode of the first rejigged English language version of Dragon Ball Z which went wood on American TV before its incidental musik by the great Shuki Levy was redubbed and rescored for the Cartoon Network by the not-so-great Bruce Falconer, who then had some of his Dragon Ball Z scoring sampled by Shawty Redd on a Jeezy joint. Why does DOOM ever rhyme over other people's production when he's capable of locating the most eerie string sample since What's Beef? in US episodes of anime that originally did them Lucky Louie numbers?

12 comments:

hl said...

This is why I fuck with this website.

James said...

Sweet post

Mr Bozack said...

"lol, backpacker!"

Asher said...

Yeah, I once myspace messaged Doom and asked why he didn't work with Cam. In fact, it was in 2004. I pointed out that they were really quite similar types of rappers. Obviously I'm responsible for this blend.

The Great Gats, B said...

Tray did dat.

Asher said...

I stopped earnestly listening to rap several years ago so there is probably some "did dat" thing I'm missing, but I am Tray, of course. Don't tell legal employers.

The Great Gats, B said...

I just happened to be listening to I Did That by Juvenile when I was reading the comment and thought Tray Did Dat would make a good song title/t-shirt slogan/campaign catchphrase.

raythedestroyer said...

this is intensive rap journalism.

somewhere in an alternate dimension circa 2004 DOOM,Cam and Ghostface came together to make the illest rap trio ever. The slang would become so obtuse and arcane on one song no one would discover it's meaning till 2012 when the Mayan snake god rematerializes to usher in a new age of wisdom for mankind.

#based

The Great Gats, B said...

Beyond #based.

The Great Gats, B said...

Ray - I didn't delete your comment, but Blogger did because it's been acting up for the past 24 hours. #Based indeed.

WIKI1993 said...

Thats retarded no doubt Doom is god, but the original That's Me still cant be topped by the remix thats cam's whole early sound with digga's beats. i mean Digga production with cam spitting on everything from children of the corn to SDE is where its at. The original that's me is one of the best example of that gritty hard ass late 90s early 00's digga sound.You have to look at the song in context with the album buy SDE and listen to it.

The Great Gats, B said...

Bought it when it came out. Could tolerate it then, but it became superfluous to me after the superior remix.

The o.g beat sounds nothing like the best production on the album (Losing Weight, Whatever etc) either.

Sponsors