Thursday, July 27, 2006

"f*ck your remix!" #1 [Common's "Resurrection"]

My best friend and university roommate got me into DJ'ing in '94; we were both all about hip-hop, but despite the similarity of our musical tastes, often had brutal disagreements over minutae. Obviously, Tribe was the strongest member of the Native Tongue family, but for some reason he'd insist it was the Jungle Brothers (quiet down, De La groupies). Nowhere were these disagreements stronger than with songs that had multiple remixes.

The question is simple: Which remix is doper?

Now, for the remixes I'm posting today, and will in the future (this might be a serial thing), the question is not whether both remixes are both dope in their own way. Or whether the original itself is better. Just for this occasion, see the world in black and white (well, this may be easier for us Americans).

I've already made up my mind on all these long ago; I'm biased. Maybe you have, too. If you've heard the remixes already, and made up your mind...cast your vote. If they're new to you, check 'em out, and then vote. The poll will stay up for the next week, at which point you can either laugh to yourself about how you know your shit, or wonder what the f*ck is off about your taste. Because quality is determined by popularity. Right.

Before reflecting on that too much, vote on "f*ck your remix!", #1:

This edition features the "Extra P" and "Large Professor" remixes of Common's "Ressurection". If you haven't heard them (in a while, or at all), choose your link and check 'em.

Yes, they're both done by Large Professor. Yes, they're both ill. Yes, "Ressurection '95" is dope too. But concentrate, and spit it out: "Extra P" or "Large Professor" remix: Which one is doper? There *IS* a correct answer.

[UPDATE, 8/3: Poll closed]


Blogger Tired & Broke said...

This shit should be a no brainer...I already own this piece of fine wax...but props for sharing with those that dont know....

how you gone front on what I think is one of the best REMIXES of all time... The Extra-P Remix takes the cake all day, everyday

2:51 PM  
Blogger djespionage said...

i'm with you...the post is more for the sake of the argument than the availability of the remixes.

oh, and i agree, the Extra-P remix is my's the "right answer" as far as i'm concerned, but obviously there's a lot of people that don't get it (and i'm sure they'd say the same about me)

9:32 PM  
Blogger BiffReagle said...

yeeeh no doubts its Extra P but the original is still my favourite by farrrr

12:24 AM  
Blogger aj said...

i know i'm in the minority here - but the large p mix is just a harsher, better instrumentation - better drums, better modulation. and i definitely feel the sample on the extra p mix, but, in my mind, that's all it is - a dope sample, standard drum track, blessed by cs's lyrics. my two cents -

7:58 PM  
Blogger ROD-ONE said...

Crowd reaction is a good test of the records too, he lp mix might have better instrumentation, but the extra p beat overall just sounds better, the sample is a bit more catchier...playing for crowds all over...I have definitely realized that the fan favorite is the extra p mix

4:58 AM  
Blogger Don Point said...

Man i just saw this post and had to rep the Large Pro mix! Although the Extra P mix is more of head nodder you just can't beat 'The Axe' for that smoove, deep n heavy shit(could listen to that one loop all day, so simple and beautiful!)

5:07 AM  

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