Monday, August 14, 2006

O.C. "Born 2 Live - Eclipse Remix" (1994)

O.C.'s "Time's Up" was one of those cuts that you had to be able to recite the lyrics to if you really loved hip-hop, but a lot of heads slept on "Word...Life" in '94. I include myself in that group; the album just got lost in the shuffle that was the implosion of Wild Pitch records. Although heads have recognized "Word...Life" to be a classic since then, O.C. records still tend not to get the attention they deserve:



This remix of "Born 2 Live" was promo only, and much darker than the original. Lyrics are pretty much intact, but the dark vibe transforms it into a completely different song. The sung chorus gets heavily truncated as well, as the melody of the song has changed. Another thing I've always loved about this remix was the repetition that occurs right before the second chorus; makes it sound like the record is skipping. Small touches like that (that don't appear in the original) make this remix essential. Includes instrumental.

3 Comments:

Blogger Tired & Broke said...

Crazy slept on remix... I think O.C.'s Word...Life had some of the most incredible remixes including this plus the Celeory Remix of 'Word...Life' ....keep hittin em in the head....

10:29 AM  
Blogger Maze@DiggersSpot said...

hola chab,
just wanted to ask you if we should link our pages...then i saw that u already did it..
nice blog, looks like we love the same shit...
do ya have msn or icq? think we should get connected...
holla back
much love from germany
maze

1:42 PM  
Blogger djespionage said...

@tired & broke: damn, another remix i haven't heard...if you have any of it to post, it'd be appreciated...

@ygdd: left you a comment on your site

4:01 PM  

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