Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Is there anything more depressing than the major label Rap remix in 2012?

A better question would be, has there been a single great major label Rap remix since 2007 gave us a triumvirate of classics in the Wipe Me Down remix, the Pop, Lock And Drop It remix, and the Can't Tell Me Nothing ROC remix where Beanie and Freeway humiliatingly tucked into some serious humble pie just to get a little track-time with KanYe?

There's been a few dope indie personal faves in the years since like the the Polo remix, the Moon And Stars remix, the Man Up Band Up Remix and the Buck Nah remix, as well as some appalling indie ones like this Twitter-baiting bag of shite, but I'm drawing a blank on any major label ones from the past four years which aren't just back-scratching excuses in cutting cheques for Fabolous, Red Cafe, Swizz Beats, Snoop, Busta, Diddy, Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, KanYe, 2 Chainz and various YMCMB/G.O.O.D. Music/MMG flunkies.

Any suggestions? Only song I can think of is the All White Everything remix, which most of all y'all would probably disqualify anyway since the only difference between the original and the remix is the appearance of a mercenary like Yo Gotti and it didn't even end up making the last Jeezy album.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought Twista & Nellys contribution to the Racks remix warranted a few listens. Not official though? sadly everyone else ruined it.

step one said...

I liked the New York Minute remix with French Montana, Jadakiss, Lil Cease, Nore & Mic Geronimo.
Thats about all I can think of though and that was about 3 years ago.

allthewayturnip said...

Agreed. Like who the hell keeps thinking that putting fabolous on these tracks is a good idea?
The wildboy remix is worth the price of admission just for mystikal. Also Gunplay makes the first bath salts reference in same damn time, so that ones legit too...
"Got these bitches poppin monkey, acting a donkey"
Other than that tho, I'm drawing blanks...

BombedAtApollo said...

Not sure how I feel about him in general, but I ended up listening to the Casey Veggies - Ridin Round Town remix with Kenrick, C-San and Dom Kennedy a lot last year. Not major label tho, but you just reminded me of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPgBZaUtaBk

P said...

AINT A DAMN THING

Billy Patrick said...

Wow! 2007 was my senior year of hike school and I was getting so weird to the aforementioned remixes plus this is why i'm hot reggae remix and throw some d's remix/original and all sorts of other things I haven't listened to since. Grande ole memories.

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