Thursday, July 06, 2006

Kwest Tha Madd Lad "What's the Reaction?" (1997)

As requested, here's Kwest's "What's the Reaction". Back when Kwest's album dropped on American, it wasn't standout to me...nine years later, though, it holds up pretty well.

Kwest's music tends to be eccentric and jazzy, and "What's the Reaction" is probably his most accessible cut. The beat comes in bouncing with a jazzy sample and a PMD vocal loop, while Kwest proceeds to describe the club we all wish we were at; the perfect vibe. Shit still bounces, nine years later, and I had forgotten about the ill beat breakdown halfway through the cut. An extended outro with scratching makes this cut as DJ-friendly as you could get in '97.

The remix (aptly titled "What's the Remix?") chills things out a bit; pick your favorite. Includes vocal, instrumental and acapella for "What's the Reaction"; vocal and instrumental for "What's the Remix".

[UPDATE, 7/14, 6pm: Re-archived, re-upped file]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS A LOT. I have been trying for a long time to get that Remix. And the istrumental is definitely a plus.

7:40 AM  

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