Sunday, August 26, 2007

f*ck your remix!" #4 (Funkdoobiest's "Rock On")

Now this is my first entry in the "f*ck your remix" series (I hope Espionage doesn't mind.) And I decided to use a record that I got my hands on a while ago. Now I'll be the first to admit that I'm no huge fan of Funkdoobiest or even know much of thier music, but thier single "Rock On" is one of the heaviest pieces of wax I own. With production from the likes of DJ Muggs and Buckwild (D.I.T.C.), this single contains 3 insanely dope versions of the banger "Rock On."

First, we start with the original version which was blessed by Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs. From the start we get a mellow sample accompanied by Son Doobie talking about the sun rising. Then the bass creeps in and eventually the drums kick in and establishes the vibe of this classic. The hook for this track stands out when compared to the other versions because it has a nice reverb/echo on it and adds to the atmosphere of the track greatly. Also Doobie has several faded adlibs behind his verses which gives the track an incredible feel all together.

Next up is the popular and ever legendary Buckwild remix, now when this 12-inch dropped it was somewhat a start of the legendary remixing that Buckwild is now know for (like Special Ed, Nas, Kool G. Rap, Grand Puba, Show & A.G., Brand Nubian, etc.) This version starts similar to the original with a chime or harp like sample (excuse me if I'm wrong, I'm horrible with identifying sounds/instruments) and the beat kicks in after Doobie's intro. This version has a lighter feel than the original which has a darker mood. The true jewel with Buckwild's remix is the reinvention of the total vibe, without actually losing the true essence of "Rock On."

Last but far from least is the underrated J&B remix. The production is credited to "Big Ben" Bellfield & TxRxT, whom I'm not too familiar with. Their reconstruction of "Rock On" resulted in giving the track a nice jazzy feel. This remix has heavier drums with a smooth Piano sample, that sounds great with Doobie's heavy adlibs in the background. The low horns blaring in the background of the hook is the cherry on top for this banger.

Well ya'll pretty much know how it goes, if u already know what's up, vote for the one u think is the freshest. If you've never heard them, then grab them from the link above, check them out and then vote. You really can't go wrong with any of the 3, they are all dope and I'm having one hell of a time deciding which one I like the best myself. Peace.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Tired & Broke is Back!..........Imagine That!

Talk about aloooooong time coming, its been 4ever since I've made a post on any type of blog. Well I'm back to help My man Espionage carry the load on 12-Inchers. 4 U 2day I have a Japanese release only from the Canadian MC, Muneshine from the Wax Reform crew (Supastition, ILLmind, M-Phazes, etc) This paticular piece of Wax contains the best cut from Muneshine's album "Oppurtunity Knocks", entitled "Imagine That."

Now this banger is produced by the Chocolate Boy Wonder himself, Pete Rock and this is one of the most refreshing beats I've heard in a loooooong time (hell I know this joint been out for years, but late is better than never right?) Well anyway as if the Pete Rock version wasn't enuff, the flipside contains a funky ass ILLmind remix featuring Surreal. Also includes instrumentals for both, enjoy this shit, I know it was worth the wait from Japan for me, I hope ya'll feel the same... later.....

Muneshine - Imagine That 12"