Saturday, 4 June 2016

So International like B-Legit


E-40's Choices (Yup) is a song with legs longer than Cousin Fik which has taken on numerous lives of its own since 2014, but what may have finally pushed the song to official RIAA Gold status this week is that it's recently blown up in Ghana and inspired a multitude of remakes by Ghanaian natives such as Sarkodie, Yaa Pono, Criss Waddle (lol!), Gallaxy, Skrew Face, Mingle, Papi 5Five, as well as one of the country's biggest artists StoneBwoy.

StoneBwoy - Choices
(From Soundcloud; 2016)




Ya host was never a big fan of Choices (Yup) since it's E-40 trying his hand at a matter-of-fact Yo Gotti single like Errrbody, so I'm surprised StoneBwoy's remake here has got me inadvertently actin' a fool like Stresmatic in the Rear View Mirror video. Matter of fact, StoneBwoy should do a Ghancehall cover version of Rear View Mirror next so a whole new sub-genre of E-40 remakes by Afrobeats artists can blossom. Call it Sic Ridd Im.

13 comments:

Crayfish Tails said...

Earl Stevens so global

Ben Jones said...

So that wasn't just me who thought Choices was kinda out of character for E-40. This dancehall version is pretty solid though.

Si Mane Price said...

I wanna know what suddenly caused it to pop in Ghana and inspire countless remakes all within the space of 3 weeks.

step one said...

This is dope. Reminds me of those ragga versions of big rap joints in the late 90s/early 00s (do people still do those? I have no idea)

I really liked the original but hadn't seen the video until you linked it here so good work all round.

Si Mane Price said...

Video was way better than the song.

David said...

thats incorrect, song is amazing, clearly the short burst cadences were inspired by keef not gotti, i take this theory as confirmed via jeremih here: https://twitter.com/E40/status/533651839015997440

too bad that remix never surfaced

Si Mane Price said...

No, Drake.

Andre Hicks said...

https://twitter.com/E40/status/739797816956968962

Andre Hicks said...

https://twitter.com/E40/status/739797816956968962

David said...

Yes. You hear this narrative lineage continued in Detroit now w/ rocaine (glo gang member...what a coincidence) and bandgang lonnie

Si Mane Price said...

Did Chief Keef influence Choices? NOPE!

Has Drake's Keef-stanning reached its peak of ridiculousness? YUP!

Si Mane Price said...

I'm not accepting any more insane comments about E-40 supposedly ripping off Chief Keef.

David said...

I didn't say he was "ripping him off" but do you

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