T.R.A.C. of Liquid V blesses us with his Top 5 hip-hop remixes.
“Shut em down” Pete Rock remix
Cant be touched in any way. Chuck d’s powerful voice with Petes amazing production are complete mayhem together. Full drums over an isley sample with horns that flow erratic fading out and fading in. Madness! With this version Pete puts himself into definitive remix immortality.
A Tribe Called Quest “Scenario” remix produced by (Q-Tip?)
Kid Hoods (RIP) verse was something of legends. In so many ways this was one of the top collaberative efforts in Hip Hop. Now that i think about it, this record was pretty much wu tang before wu tang.
House of Pain “Jump Around”. Pete Rock remix
Everlast and the boys had us jumping already with the original but when pete got involved the song became Black Irish.. heh heh
Rakim paid n full (Uk mix)
One of my favorite rap groups who seem cool, tuff, and always confident. In the early 90s Eric and Rakim were not to be fucked with. Besides I dont know too many artist of their caliber who can still hold their integrity over a dance remix.
nothing but Kudos from me here. Salute!
Das Efx Mic Checka/ “Jussumen remix”
“Mic Checka” (Solid Scheme remix)
“Jussumen” (Pete Rock Remix)
This could be Hip Hops dopest maxi single ever made. Solid Schemes heavy basslines and hard drums were getting banged out of every vehicle, club, or anything with a worth while system…. or not worthwhile…
Meanwhile as you just got over playing the A side Jussumen took over and gave you whiplash.
*side bar* -if you say im a Pete fan then ill say of course i am. Truth is most of his remixes were more influential than most. His remixes literally blew out the originals. Very few can brag about that.
Method Man “Youre All I Need” (Razor Sharp remix)
First heard while watching the video premiere. proceeded to go nuts for it. Meth and Mary later went on to win Grammys. Kudos!
Notorious B.I.G. “One More Chance” (Hip Hop remix) produced by ???
Here in NY the radio played one version but the streets made them played this. Eventually this was the one we all wanted to hear.
“The Choice Is Yours”
We heard this version so many times we forget what the original sounds like. On the album its called a revisit which confuses the shit out of me…
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