Friday, September 22, 2006

B.D.P. "We In There" (1992)

I'll argue that this is one of KRS' more underrated singles. It's got the two key elements you want from a single; a dope remix and a vital unreleased cut. In this case, the remix happens to be from Ali Shaheed Mohammed, and one of the hardest beats he'd ever make. The unreleased cut is "Feel the Vibe, Feel the Beat", an underground, anti-commercial manifesto before anti-commercial manifestos became the standard. Oh, yeah, and it was pressed on translucent orange vinyl.



The original "We In There" is a tight cut, but Ali Shaheed's remix takes it to another level. Whereas in the original, the energy builds before exploding in the "Yeah, we in there!" chorus, the remix wastes no time by starting in with the screaming mob from the beginning. With sirens going off. If it sounds obnoxious, it's not; it quickly drops into the verse, where Ali Shaheed pairs a busy break with an ill bassline. Shit is so hectic it seems like it drives KRS into a frenzy. Love how he manages to pause towards the end of the cut, and declare...

This is the part where the ladies get ill (yeah, yeah)
This is the part where the fellas get ill (yeah, yeah)
This is the part where East Coast gets ill (yeah, yeah)
This is the part where the West Coast gets ill (yeah, yeah)


...before running through the chorus one more time. At his best, KRS is impassioned, but this shit is simply bananas.

Not to be outdone, "Feel the Vibe, Feel the Beat" finds KRS just as intense, albeit over a sparse, hard-ass beat. If "We In There" was made for a hectic show, "Feel the Vibe" was made to be an underground anthem, and showcases what Kris is all about. If you're a KRS fan, and don't have this in your collection, you've been sleeping...if you're not a KRS fan, the fuck is wrong with you? Also includes the remix instrumental and LP version of "We In There".

3 Comments:

Blogger raprules said...

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10:48 PM  
Blogger raprules said...

nice one djespionage.i hadn't actually heard "we in there" before and its a nice krs jam "feel the vibe feel the beat" i've heard in clubs but apparently doesn't appear on any of his album releases.thanks so much.

10:50 PM  
Blogger 6MW said...

"The original "We In There" is a tight cut, but Ali Shaheed's remix takes it to another level. Whereas in the original, the energy builds before exploding in the "Yeah, we in there!" chorus"
I agree, I think this remix makes KRS's style stand up even more than the LP version.

1:36 PM  

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