Thursday, January 25, 2007

Bringing the rappers together to spread the universal message of Jah

Being both a reggae fanatic and a hip hop bedroom DJ I have a sweet tooth for rap-reggae colloborations. So I was also really into Game’s ”It’s Okay (One blood)” that featured Junior Reid. Mr. Reid has been doing his stuff for a long time, he made his first single in the 70’s and a few records with Black Uhuru in the 80’s to drop some facts. And we hip hop heads remember that the Staten Island posse Wu-Tang sampled him a few years ago on the song “One Blood Under The W".

All you true Game fans know this by now, but I only recently found out that there is a new remix version of the song out. And not just a remix, it’s the longest remix in the history of hip hop: the total running time is almost 12 minutes. It features a long list of players from all around the States: Jim Jones, Snoop,Nas,TI, Fat Joe,Lil Wayne, NORE, Jadakiss, Styles P, Fabolous, Juelz, Rick Ross, Twista, Kurupt, Daz, WC, E-40, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Young Dro, Clipse & Ja Rule…. Whooah.

Get yours while you can


Jussi said...

You do remember that Junior Reid also has a kind of a dark side, don't you?

I mean, he sang with all those chart-topping British dance acts of late 1980s and early 1990s? Early Coldcut and all the others.

It was supa-cool at the time but not that street credible from the viewpoint of current American Rap game.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's true as well. I guess his name is pretty well known through drum&bass/jungle kind of british stuff.

But then again like I heard today, Crime Mob samples Haddaway, so nothing is pure anymore in this rapgame…


(How the hell you post comments under your own name, without signing in... It used to be so simple, I just don't get it now...)

Fiil Inc said...

yep, i remember that shit with coldcut like it was yesterday (or was it actually yesterday?).

but that one blood remix is still hotta fiya. listening to all of the 12 minutes on that track just made me realize how hot that beat actually is. it doesnt even wear out, although the remix is marathon long...