Throw Some D’s On This Blog…

This might be the first year in the history of rap that more remixes have been produced than actual songs.  O.K.  That’s a stretch, but still, how many songs have we already heard with multiple remixes?  Jim Jones prah’lee has a ‘We Fly High’ remix spoken in all Croatian.  Trust me, the Dips are HUGE is Serbia.  NaS has about ten remixes for the ‘Where Are They Now’ song.  Rich Boy has created the hook of the year and he even managed to have the resurrected 3000 spit fire on the remix.  All these remixes mean one thing to me…

Record companies are now populated by cowards to scared to endorse anything new or original.  Why the hell else would we be remixing shit to death?  I allow Puff to do it since he came up with the line that he invented the remix.  I can’t verify this historically like Noz could, but I’m fairly certain that the remix came before Puff by a few years.  As a matter of fact, I remember Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five had a ‘White Lines’ remix called ‘Don’t Do It’.  Yet I digress…

It’s not just the record company people that are shook ones either.  Hollywood is fully occupied with yes men.  Hollywood doesn’t call it a remix though.  To them it’s a sequel.  Look at the movies that have been greenlit that are remixes.  Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, SAW.  Spielberg is even getting Indiana Jones old azz out from retirement so he can chase Nazis again.  In some cases a remix isn’t a totally bad thing but I want us to guard against creative complacency.  this is why maybe we need to regulate the number of remixes that an artist can appear on.  Three per calendar year is enough I think.  If an artist has so much material to do guest drops on a thousand remixes why don’t they just make an album, or at least make another song, that isn’t a remix.

Again, I’m not hating on remixes.  Tudda killed that joint on his ‘Throw Some D’s’ offering, but every remix is far from that G.O.O.D. (true, shameless ass kissing pun, so sue me).  You can’t tell me that Jim Jones reply to Jay-Z’s ‘Broooooklyn’ remix didn’t scream for a new beat.  Combine the reusing of generic beats and this new fascination with putting two thousand people on a track and you have two of the silliest rap conventions in 2007.  Some of these songs go on for twenty fucking minutes and no one is spitting anything that makes me want to rewind.  I usually have to rewind to understand what one of these dudes with marbles in his mouth said.  Turns out he said that his chain matched his car wheels which matched the hypodermic needle that he uses to get himself high off smack.  Bore fucking ring.  If a nigga spits a lame sixteen that shit will have to be on the ‘B’ side.  Somebody needs to choose the three best verses and put all the trash in the can.

The reason why no one chooses the sickest verses is because there are no more A & R’s for rap artists.  The record companies use mixtape DJ’s for that job when they aren’t getting them arrested.  Mixtape DJ’s aren’t going to tell any rapper that he can’t be on the remix because your average rapper is slightly more hardbody than your average deejay and that’s not saying much.  I wouldn’t include Kay Slay in that assessment totally since he is more hardbody than most rappers, except Uncle Murda, who is just crazy.  My point is that we as fans need to say to our artists that we will buy their shit if they promise not to create an EP’s worth of rappers’ junk verses.  Lord knows Puff can use them for the next B.I.G. album.

  • Tek

    I have to agree with Billy here. I am struggling to come up with even 3 remixes that outshine the original song. Off the top of my head…

    1. Craig Mack – Flavor In Ya Ear
    2. BIG – One More Chance
    3. Outkast – Elevators

    Notice two are Bad Boy remixes. Maybe Puff was right.. And don’t forget about Mr. Robert Kelly, dude has been making hot remixes for himself since before he was marrying Aaliyah.

  • Cuban Link

    FIIIRRRSSSTTT MAAAFFFUUUCCKKKEERRR

  • Cuban FUCKING Link

    Andre was hot on the Throw some Ds Remix.The rest of them kinda sucked.Kanyes aint too bad

  • soundbwoy

    what about the whoa remix it was tight everybody drop their best 16 the problem is back in the days when they were doing a remix all the artist were on the same studio vibing off eachother(no goerge from grey anatomy) now its done by protools and they e-mail their verse

  • BIZNESS

    Why “Thudda”???

  • http://independent.com billblackfish

    the walk it out remix with oukast was the shit

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  • SukedowN

    With exceptions to Bol and Noz, these columns are becoming entirely unreadable.

    Nobody wants to read initial thoughts on a given subject in their entirety. Get to the point.

  • Cuban Link

    fuck Im never first….

    Anyway, the One BLood remix with everyone except G-Unit was dope too btw

  • FRANK

    & what about songs that come in parts like r kelly’s trapped in the closet bullshit he put out a few years ago.

  • no

    all these remixes don’t just mean the labels are unoriginal, it also emphasizes just how much of a singles game rap has become, esp w d/ling, etc. peace.

  • Incilin

    I couldnt agree more!! God, that thing about 20 rappers on a song seems to me to be about One Blood remix. Which i was excited to hear, and once I did I realized none of the verses were any good. altho i do like a few remixes. especailly when the orginal beat was hot and the rapper sucked, so ur fave rapper got on it. case and point; 3000 on throw some d’s.

    i think theres no a&rs in hip hop no more (except for sickamore, and i aint even sure about that, lol) cuz aint no a and r hardbody like ur fave rapper. i suppose all the TIs got tired of dealing wit crazy ass rappers. so they shipped them off to the djs. and when they got tired of them they jus got them arrested, lol.

  • Malik C.

    I’m all for remixes if they’re done like Kanye did for the throw some D’s track. He made it different and entertaining. I don’t like listening to remixes that are basically the same exact thing as the original except worse and sound more like they should have been featured on the track instead. At least in rock when they do a cover song they try to add a new style; see every single Jimi Hendrix song that he covered from Bob Dylan.

  • Cuban Mafucking Link

    why the fuck do like half of my posts show up?

  • Meka Soul

    >The reason why no one chooses the sickest verses is because there are no more A & R’s for rap artists.>

    and for sure i thought sickamore was here to save us all.

  • sk

    To me one of the best remix ever was that “Buddy” joint with ATCQ,Dela, and them. And nowadays the remix is better than the original shit Kanye owned that track.

  • mannyworld33

    holla holla remix w/ jay & bleek was fire
    the joint w/ jay, dmx & ja rule was hot
    think it was called murdergram.

    oh shit the best remix of all time: scenario remix!!!!!! that is one of the best beats evar (dwyck too)

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^Super co-sign to ‘Scenario’ remix with MC Hood.

    That song belongs on top 5 list of Hip-Hop’s greatest songs.

  • John Brown

    I think that remix suck because all the weed-carriers get to be on it. (i.e. top back remix young dro & kuntry) Is like if the main artist be like ok Ill do the remix but you gots to include my weed carrier. I mean I hate that shit. I think that everyone is trying to be like Busta which means be on every fucking remix. BTW that One Blood remix sucked big time, is like Game was like I can get everyone who is in the rap game and I dont care if the beat gets boring after a while. Damn Im not really a big fan of remix but sometimes you wonder if the guest artist (i.e. Andre 3000 on You, Throw some D’s and Walk it out) could had just done the whole song by them self and made it hot as fuck. Remix only come out when the original is fading away. To me the best remix verse of the year is Andre 3000 on walk it out.

  • John Brown

    That Luda verse on DAMN REMIX was hot though…well to me atleast…

  • derfla the hus’la

    as long as they dont put em in the albums it’s aight……but rmx’s these days jus suck.

    the best song to have a remix should be busta’s whoo ahh (got you all in check)that song had about three remixes and they where all dope

  • http://insaneexistence.blogspot.com/ Sandinka

    What About “The Headbanger” Remix?
    That Was My Early 90′s Ish Right There,
    But 99.9% Of These Artists Today Are Ass
    On The M-I-C….

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    mop- ante up remix
    cosign sk for buddy remix
    atcq- scenario and bonita applebum
    de la- me, myself and i remix (beat only, no guests)

  • LBDII

    Made You Look with Luda on a hot Nas Song? Yea that was a damn good remix.

  • John Cochran

    I fucked with the one blood shit strictly because I liked hearing all of those people together. I know they didnt record together but it still puts a sense of unity in the game. The loyd remix with Nas and 3stacks was good too. As for the rest of the shit Im good. Wayne should be banned from other people’s songs for the rest of the year. By the time his actual album comes out I’ll be tired of hearing him. If I were on, Id just do my regular album and then release like some colaboration shit, like a diddy album, to get it all over with. That way other rapper’s throw away verses wont mess up my album and you can hear all the songs on the same album, cause alot of times its hard to find those songs anyway. You go and copp the persons album and the song aint even on it.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    I hate when people spit harder shit on someone elses remix and they don’t say no fly shit on they own album

  • Scuervo

    To the first guy, the original version of One More Chance was the shit, the remix was just the pop-banger.

  • Young Stunna

    top 3 remix’s of 2006
    3.WALK IT OUT REMIX – DJ UNK , ANDRE 3000 , JIMMY JONES
    2.SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT REMIX – LIL WAYNE
    1.THROW SOME D’S

  • Young Stunna

    top 3 remix’s of 2006
    3.WALK IT OUT REMIX – DJ UNK , ANDRE 3000 , JIMMY JONES
    2.SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT REMIX – LIL WAYNE
    1.THROW SOME D’S REMIX – RICH BOY ,JUELZ , RICK ROSS, LIL WAYNE

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Remixes are like Timeshare.

    It’s basically selling you the same thing over and over again. If I could sell you the same thing 3 or 4 times, hell, i’d do it too. This is hustlin’ to the highest degree.

  • naffy

    CO~SIGN WALK IT OUT REMIX IS “IT” HATED THE ORIGINAL SONG BUT ANDRE LACED THE REMIX …YEA AND HE NICE ON THAT THRO SOME D`S REMIX….

  • Rodjilius

    i love remix’s and i think alot of people do but he does have a good point tho i say no more than like 2 remix’s per single

  • Rodjilius

    My Effin’ Opinion Says:

    March 18th, 2007 at 1:04 pm
    Remixes are like Timeshare.

    It’s basically selling you the same thing over and over again. If I could sell you the same thing 3 or 4 times, hell, i’d do it too. This is hustlin’ to the highest degree.

    forgot to mention this boy speaks the truth to the highest degree

  • http://360.yahoo.com/deshawn772004 Federal Ranga

    ALFREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com sickamore

    Labels stop the creativity

    They want to keep the same beat so they can get the spins…it counts as 1 record if the beat stays the same….sad but true

  • http://www.pardonmeduke.com Korean Slap Boxer

    Cuban FUCKING Link Says:
    Andre was hot on the Throw some Ds Remix.

    ^^Really, dudes made no sense for the mos part. He need to take it back o the ATLiens flow and Aquemini Concepts if you ask me and if you didn’t

  • EReal

    Co-Sign on the Ante Up Remix.
    What about The Quiet Storm Remix and the Twisted Remix by Mobb Deep??

    I think lately its either a matter of there being a shortage of dope beats and everyones like, damn lemme get on that. Or these rappers are tryna Hardbody it, like damn I could do it better on that Beat than him, and imma prove it. At least thats what i feel about Kanye’s throw some D’s remix.
    Dre 3000 is killin the mixes tho, everyone should put the ressurected Dre 3000 on their remix and they’d be str8.
    LOL. True shit tho.

    1 hunned.

  • EReal

    Oh yeah, Co-Sign Effin

    and If I hafta hear one more ballin remix, I swear im gonna kill somethin. That shit is sooooooo played out already. Jim Jones surprisingly has some good jabs, but everything Jay says is true, so Imma hafta say Jay smashed him.(No Lisping Bol) Just cause I dont believe Jim about any of that shit, LOL.

    Oh yeah, shouldnt they remix the beat too, instead of spittin over the same beat and calling it a remix, when its really only a voice over?? Just a ?.

  • http://www.myspace.com/chronikill ROX ONE

    ” wouldn’t include Kay Slay in that assessment totally since he is more hardbody than most rappers, except Uncle Murda, who is just crazy.”

    people really arent checking for Uncle Murder like that yet….but in due time….

  • sDOT

    yeah, remixes the past year (or a couple) haven’t been that great. i searched on my itunes for remixes and i have like 300 or so on there. out of those, i really only found a few that were better than the original.

    commom – come close (j dilla remix feat. pharrell, erykah badu, and q-tip)
    erykah badu – danger (remix feat. d-block)
    jadakiss – why (remix feat. styles p, common, and nas)
    jay-z – u don’t know (remix feat. m.o.p.)
    juvenile – ha (remix feat. jay-z)
    talib kweli – get by (feat. jay-z, kanye west, q-tip, and busta rhymes)
    mary j. blige – beautiful (remix feat. talib kweli and mos def)
    nas – made you look (remix feat. jadakiss and ludacris)
    slum village – disco (remix feat. ms. jade)
    soulive – bride to ‘bama (hi-tek remix feat. talib kweli)

    i know it is a lot of the same rapper, but they put out the most consistant (and better) remixes. add to that list the old bad boy remixes, and the the rest just kinda suck now adays. one more to add to that list is method man’s all i need. the orginal had such a gutter beat by rza and puff came in and made it this slick ass chill baby makin song.

  • K0DE

    Here’s A List Of Remiex’s 4 Ya:

    Amerie – Touch [Remix] Feat T.I.
    Bun B – Draped Up [H-Town Remix] Feat Lil Keke, Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Aztec, Lil Flip & Z-Ro
    Busta Rhymes – Touch It [Mega Remix] Feat Lloyd Banks, DMX, Mary J Blige, Ne-Yo, Papoose, Rah Digga & Missy Elliott
    Cassie – Me & U [Remix] Feat Diddy & Young Joc
    Chamillionaire – Ridin [Houston Remix] Feat UGK
    Chamillionaire – Ridin [New York Remix] Feat Jae Millz & Papoose
    Chamillionaire – Ridin [West Coast Remix] Feat DJ Quik & The Game
    Diddy – Come To Me – [ATL Remix] Feat Yung Joc, Young Dro & T.I.
    Dre – Chevy Ridin High [Remix] Feat Pusha T, The Game, Fat Joe, Rick Ross & Dirtbag
    E-40 – Tell Me When To Go [Remix] Feat Kanye West & Ice Cube
    Ghostface – Back Like That [Remix] Feat Ne-Yo & Kanye West
    Kanye West – Diamonds From Sierra Leone [Remix] Feat Jay Z
    Ludacris – Get Back [Sum 41 Rock Remix]
    Ludacris – Whats Your Fantasy [Remix] Feat Shawnna, Trina & Foxy Brown
    Nas – Made You Look [Remix] Feat Jadakiss & Ludacris
    Obie Trice – Cry Now [Remix] Feat Kuniva Of D12, Bobby Creekwater, Cashis & Stat Quo
    Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s [Remix] Feat Andre 3000, Jim Jones ,Murphy Lee, Nelly & The Game
    Rick Ross – Hustlin [Remix] Feat Jay Z & Young Jeezy

  • K0DE

    Here’s A List Of Remiex’s 4 Ya:

    Amerie – Touch [Remix] Feat T.I.
    Bun B – Draped Up [H-Town Remix] Feat Lil Keke, Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Aztec, Lil Flip & Z-Ro

    Busta Rhymes – Touch It [Mega Remix] Feat Lloyd Banks, DMX, Mary J Blige, Ne-Yo, Papoose, Rah Digga & Missy Elliott

    Cassie – Me & U [Remix] Feat Diddy & Young Joc
    Chamillionaire – Ridin [Houston Remix] Feat UGK
    Chamillionaire – Ridin [New York Remix] Feat Jae Millz & Papoose
    Chamillionaire – Ridin [West Coast Remix] Feat DJ Quik & The Game
    Diddy – Come To Me – [ATL Remix] Feat Yung Joc, Young Dro & T.I.
    Dre – Chevy Ridin High [Remix] Feat Pusha T, The Game, Fat Joe, Rick Ross & Dirtbag

    E-40 – Tell Me When To Go [Remix] Feat Kanye West & Ice Cube
    Ghostface – Back Like That [Remix] Feat Ne-Yo & Kanye West
    Kanye West – Diamonds From Sierra Leone [Remix] Feat Jay Z
    Ludacris – Get Back [Sum 41 Rock Remix]
    Ludacris – Whats Your Fantasy [Remix] Feat Shawnna, Trina & Foxy Brown
    Nas – Made You Look [Remix] Feat Jadakiss & Ludacris
    Obie Trice – Cry Now [Remix] Feat Kuniva Of D12, Bobby Creekwater, Cashis & Stat Quo

    Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s [Remix] Feat Andre 3000, Jim Jones ,Murphy Lee, Nelly & The Game

    Rick Ross – Hustlin [Remix] Feat Jay Z & Young Jeezy
    Rick Ross – Push It [Remix] Feat Bun B, Jadakiss, Styles P & The Game
    Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like Its Hot [Remix] Feat Pharrel & Jay Z
    T-Pain – I’m N Luv (Wit A Stripper) [Remix] Feat Twista, Pimp C, Paul Wall, MJG & Too Short

    Kanye West – Drive Slow [Remix] Feat Paul Wall, GLC & T.I.
    T.I. – Top Back [Remix] Feat Young Jeezy, Young Dro, Big Kuntry & B.G.
    The Game – It’s Ok (One Blood) Feat 2006 Hip Hop All Stars
    The Game – It’s Ok (One Blood) [West Coast Remix]
    The Game – It’s Okay (One Blood) [Dirty South Remix]
    The Game – It’s Okay (One Blood) [East Coast Remix]
    The Notorious B.I.G. – Dead Wrong [Remix] Feat Eminem
    Three 6 Mafia – Stay Fly [Remix] Feat Trick Daddy, Project Pat & Slim Thug
    Yung Joc – Its Goin Down [Remix] Feat Rick Ross, Slim Thug & Jody Breeze

  • D-lo

    i’m throwback remixes 2 me are:
    flava n ya ear-craig mack
    i got 5 on it-luniz
    written on ya kitten-naughty by nature(different beat look it up)
    i shot ya-ll cool j(hardest joe crack verse ever)
    afro puffs-lady of rage(extended version)
    every andre 3 stacks verse this year(he bodied 75% of rappers whole albums you know this)