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Wifey Wednesday: RnB Edition! Chris Brown ft Snoop Dogg & 2 Chainz, Jeremih ft Fabolous, Frank Ocean, Miguel, The Dream ft Pusha T, Mario + more

I’ve been waiting for some jams like these for a while now. Maybe I just don’t get after the RnB like I use to, which I don’t, but my timing was impeccable this time around, and consequently I have discovered some heeeeeat-ers. RnB heaters of course, but heaters none the less. First up, C. Breezy who, by the way, I’ve heard has the most ignorant insane fans in the world….I said heaters, not beaters. I’m kind of over the whole Rihanna thing though. What I mean is, I don’t have a moral problem with liking Chris Brown’s music. It’s not like I ever really supported him monetarily in the past (thank you peer to peer and user sharing technology), and I’m definitely not going to now. Doesn’t mean I can’t still rock to it for free.

Chris Brown ft. 2 Chainz & Snoop Dogg – Oh Yeah

Aw shoot. How perfect is that title? Jeremih is back at it. I’m starting to remember why I love Hip Hop/RnB music so much. Fab HAS to be the best one verse surgeon in the game, right? Right!?

Jeremih ft. Fabolous – Ahh Shit

Frank Ocean is starting to remind me why I like Frank Ocean so much. As much as I enjoy “rocking” to the “heaters” (what? I can’t mockingly quote my own words?), this is really why I love RnB music. It’s just so damn fresh. I especially appreciate dudes like Mr. Ocean and Weekend and how they’ve led the way as of late to once again innovate the game.

Frank Ocean – Pyramids

Speaking of innovating artistic geniuses…is it just me, or does Miguel kinda get his Prince on with this one? I don’t mean to offend (if you’re a Prince fan), and honestly I don’t really know that much Prince music in the first place to warrant my judgement. But I don’t know, to me it kinda sounds like something Prince could fuck with. And honestly, If you know anything about Miguel, you wouldn’t be offended. But he kinda Robin Thickes it a lil with the whole whisper song voice too. Ay bitch, wait to you see my dick. Right? Not even a little?

Miguel – Party Life

The Dream is not much of an RnB innovator anymore. He did use to bring back memories of 112, once upon a time at least, and is undoubtedly one of the most immense contributors to the current landscape of the genre. The dude is just too good at what he does; why change now? Seriously, The Dream knows how to make an RnB jam. Remember this?

The Dream ft. Pusha T – Dope Bitch

Next up we got my favorite from ColeCo’s EP – El VeranoThe collection features a handful of solid remix material from some classic RnB smashes, including the featured, “I Wanna Be Down” by Brandy. Where he came up with “Ricky Smiley,” I have no idea. Remember when RnB wasn’t raunchy as hell and female artists had some self respect class? When you compare a song like this from the 90’s, to Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake Remix” of today, you gotta feel a little uneasy about the youth/future of our country.

ColeCo – Ricky Smiley

It’s getting late. I thought it’d be appropriate to finish this post off with a slow jam. Mari-Ohhhh! Bring it back middle school dance style. Please, quit your hating and enjoy.

Mario – Bed Love

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Wifey Wednesday: Drake ft Lil Wayne, Frank Ocean ft SupaNatra, Cocaine 80s, Drake & The Weeknd + The Dream ft. Big Sean

Wifey Wednesday is back! I’d be lying if I said I do it just for the ladies, cuz these are my jams right here. Love the smooth shit, man. Plus it’s real to me. I been through some shit, I know some girls been through some shit. That’s one of the reasons why I’m feelin’ a lot  of Drake’s music. Yea, he can play it cool and talk about all the chicks he passes through without care, but he also talks about the girls that actually make him stop and say, this chick is for real. He drops a smooth one for us off Take Care, with a little bit of help from his boy weezy…

(MP3): Drake – The Real Her (ft. Lil Wayne)

If you’ve been down with the FUNK, you know I’m diggin Frank Ocean. I don’t remember the whole background to this song, but I’m pretty sure it’s just another Frank Ocean song that this Billionaire Boyscout dude took and remixed with a verse from SupaNatra. I need to get up on my Frank Ocean. Of course I love the piano keys, but really liking this dude’s verse as well. Gotta have some kind of musical connection, or at the very least common ground, with a chick. Well, for anyone who loves music.

(MP3): Frank Ocean & SupaNatra – HER

I hope you listened to my dude Bilkha and copped that cocaine 80’s shit. I’m super high on this joint right here. It comes off his first tape with No I.D. called The Pursuit. Currently, top play on the commute. Sooooo smooth. I feel dude with the lyrics, too.

“you hear it coming from the television
you hear it coming from the mothafuckin government
girl I just wanna tell you something different
thats why I fuck witchu cuz I know you be listenin”

(MP3): Cocaine 80’s – To Tell You the Truth

My boy also posted that JAYBeatz mashup featuring the aforementioned “The Real Her.” Well, dude also created a nice lil mash featuring both Drake & The Weeknd’s perspective versions of “Trust Issues” (The Weeknd won), while mixing in a lil bit of the original “Im On One.” Check it out. If you really liked either one of the originals, I feel like you gotta be on this one.

(MP3): Drake & The Weeknd – Trust Issues (A JAYBeatz Mashup)

Lastly, in case you missed that free album (aka mixtape with high quality original beats) that The Dream (aka Terius Nash) dropped a lil while back, check this joint featuring Big Sean. I was sleeping on this one, but I’m not now. Plan on skipping the foreplay when this one drops. I don’t really know what sexin’ right has to do with ghetto though….

(MP3): The Dream (Terius Nash) – Ghetto (ft Big Sean)


Brown Men Can’t Funk Neither

i was graciously handed a set of keys to this blog, so “Let Me Ride”…i was just talking about the current state of music with my fiance the other day, and we both agreed that download-able music has got us all searching for “Dat New New”…music is so disposable nowadays, once it leaves my ‘Recently Added Playlist’ on iTunes, it’s just wasting hard-drive space…the worst part of it is, the quality of the work from major artists is suffering…ahhem…“Watch The Throne”“Tha Carter IV”“Bad Meets Evil: Hell The Sequel”…LUCKILY, my dude has been saving us all with his postings on whitemencantfunk…he put me onto “House of Balloons”…changed my life…personally, i think i’ve always been ahead of the curve with hip hop, but it might be because i get my music faster than the rest of you…either way… my taste may seem a  little more ‘commercial’, but this is what I bump…so stay tuned…because brown men can’t funk neither.

Need to get another dose of The Weeknd?…here’s a nice compilation of remixed tracks from “House of Balloons” and “Thursday”

The Weeknd – TheRemix [Mixtape]

1. Gone (Sango Remix)
2. Trust Issues (Grizzle Remix) (Feat. Drake)
3. Rolling Stone (No Big Deal Remix)
4. The Party & The After Party (Kastle Remix)
5. Wicked Games (ColeCo Remix)
6. The Zone (Ty Cody Dubstep Remix) (Feat. Drake)
7. Glass Table Girls (The Circle Edit Remix)
8. High 4 This (Down Pour Fontaine Edit Remix)
9. The Morning (Dolor Remix) (Feat. Sunday)
10. What You Need (nCamargo Remix)
11. Rolling Stone (Tate la Rock & Troublemaker Remix)
12. The Zone (Young Live Dubstep Remix) (Feat. Drake)
13. Wicked Games (SPL Remix)
14. Rolling Stone (Slim K Remix)
15. Wicked Games (sy.ic Remix)
16. The Party (Chi Duly Remix) (Feat. Silver Medallion)
17. Trust Issues (Weeknd Remake)

The Dream just had some label issues with his delayed album “The Love, IV: Diary of a Madman” so he released his latest project “1977” for free…notable tracks: (1),(2),(3),(4),(6),(9),(10)

The Dream – “1977”
01. Wake Me When It’s Over
02. Used To Be
03. Long Gone
04. Ghetto (Feat. Big Sean)
05. Wedding Crasher
06. Rolex (Feat. Casha)
07. Silly (Introducing Casha)
08. 1977 (Miss You Still)
09. Wish You Were Mine
10. This Shit Real Nigga (Feat. Pharrell)
Form of Flattery

And some Drake to hold you over until “Take Care” drop…i only included the Waka Flaka-Free Version of “Round of Applause”…your ears will thank me:


Best of….The Funk’s First Half of 2011: Top 10 Dance Remix/Mashups

So the first half of 2011 has come to a close. It’s been an especially big 6 months for me with the number of changes in my life. You may have gotten a glimpse of this if you’ve been following along the funk and listen to my rants. But I started this blog in January to provide myself with a little purpose, and to keep busy in a productive way. And while it started as just a way to share good music with people, it seems to have taken on even greater purpose, for me at least.

As you’ll notice while my life takes on the high and lows, the music will always be right there with me. And since this weekend is about good times in backyards, boats, and bars, I thought I’d give you something to match the mood. Here is the top 10 dance remix/mashups I’ve discovered in the first half of 2011 for you to add to your party playlist if you missed it the first time around on the Funk. Enjoy!

10. Flo Rida – Good Feeling (over Avicii’s Levels)

9. The White Panda – Infinite Dream (Katy Perry//Guru Josh Project)

8. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold remix)

7. Ciara ft The Dream – Ride (dj.dstar remix)

6. Britney Spears ft Nicki Minaj & Kesha – Til the World Ends (remix)

5. Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)

4. Foster the People – Pumped up Kicks (The Knocks remix)

3. Chromeo – Hot Mess (Duck Sauce Remix)

2. Foster The People – Houdini (RAC remix)

1. Ellie Goulding ft Three 6 Mafia – Keep Me Under the Sheets (Mochi Beats remix)


Wifey Wednesday: Kid Cudi, Britney Spears // Dillon Francis, Hall & Oates, Kelly Rowland ft The Dream + Frank Ocean

I was pretty busy last night and still a little depressed about the Bulls so I didn’t feel much like writing. I did however want to get these songs up in time for Wifey Wednesday. It’s Thursday now, and no matter how grim the Bulls chances may look at this point, I’m still pumped to go to the UC tonight. Hopefully all the negative nancy’s sold their seats so we got a good crowd of true Bulls fans. Anyway, this song took a lil while to grow on me, but it’s been blowing up the hype machine so I think you all should give it a listen.

Kid Cudi – Falling Star (R3K Remix)

I think this picture speaks for itself. Mustache? Check. Time to party.

Hall and Oates – Out Of Touch (DJ Kue Remix)

I think it’s safe to say I kinda like this Britney song seeing as though I really like all the mash-ups that have spawned from her vocals. This instrumental is real nice.

Basic Physics – A Beautician’s World (Britney Spears // Dillon Francis)

I think it was my first Wifey Wednesday post when I put this original up. Look at us now, Kelly. The Dream adds another male perspective to this jam right here.

Kelly Rowland ft The Dream – Motivation (remix)

I can’t believe it took me so long to get up on this one here. Joe Budden went over this instrumental after Frank, but I heard it from Joey first. Perfect selection for his Ordinary Love shit venting session. Frank does this one so dirty, if it was anyone other than Budden, I’d say they weren’t worthy. Love this jam.

Frank Ocean – Novacane


It’s Your Wifey’s Favorite Blogger! Music from Diddy/Dirty Money, Ciara, The Dream, YG, Brenton Duvall, Lil Wayne, Passion Pit, Bruno Mars + Reggae

So I use to download these DJ Ill Will R&B mixtapes and dude’s tag line was always (is still) “It’s your wifey’s favorite DJ!” Looking back (or reading back) it’s really not that funny, but he just said it in a really funny hype voice, and shit has always stuck with me. I guess that’s the point of a tag line though. Well done sir. My point is, I’ve never actually had a “wifey” that liked R&B music more than me….wait, let me start over. My point is, while these songs may be more ear pleasing to my female followers than most other songs I regularly post, that does NOT mean the fellas can’t enjoy some music to dance/juke/cuddle/poke to…too.

I rarely post songs I don’t like a lot. Almost never post a song I don’t like at all, unless it’s a huge name and I feel as though I should give my opinion. However, you may find a couple female friendly songs in this post that aren’t totally up to my liking. These next two jams off Diddy & Dirty Money’s “Last Train to Paris” definitely do not fall into that category. This some heat right here.

Dirty Money – I Hate that You Love Me (right click, save as to download)

Dirty Money – Ass on the Floor (ft Swizz Beats) (right click, save as to download)

First of all this Ciara remix is nasty. Wayyyy better than the original, imo. Of course I’m diggin the piano. Ride it girl. And then this Dream shit has been out a while, but just in case you missed it. No wonder these two get along so well. I would also like to share that before curiosity quickly turned into disgust, I spent a day exploring the wonders of chatroulette. In one of maybe 4 conversations I had, I came across this dude and I could hear “Yamaha” playing in the background. Of course I recognized it and gave him shit right away for bumping The Dream in his dorm room while chatrouletting (?). But I actually ended up bullshitting with him for like 20 minutes bout music and basketball while he smoked a blunt and got ready to go out to the club…ohhhh college.

Ciara ft The Dream – Ride (dj.dstar Remix)(right click, save as to download)

The Dream – Yamaha (right click, save as to download)


What’s funny is I think girls actually do really like this YG song. I’m not surprised though, I went to college. Small chance they may just not listen to the words though. Stupid shit like this takes some time to win me over…..I think I’m breaking though. (Side note – I just took another look for the dirty version and one of the first results was dude from thisis50 going off,“how the hell is it a g-mix if all I can find on the internet is clean versions.” ha.

YG ft Ty$, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg – Toot it & Boot it (G-Mix)
(right click, save as to download)


I still think passion pit sucks, but here’s a couple quality remixes for your ears and possibly your body.

Brenton Duvall (Lil Wayne & Trina vs Passion Pit) – Ambien (Sleepy Trip) (right click, save as to download)

Bruno Mars – Grenade (Passion Pit Remix) (right click, save as to download)

Absolute classics up next on the scroll. You’re especially gonna like this lil Reggae tangent I’m about to go on if you’re planning on going somewhere warm soon…or just if you like good music. mmm mmm. boom boom.

Gyptian – Hold Yuh (Major Lazor Remix) (right click, save as to download)

Gyptian – Hold Yuh (right click, save as to download)

Serani – No Games (right click, save as to download)


Collie Buddz ft Paul Wall – What A Feeling
(right click, save as to download)

Collie Buddz – Playback (right click, save as to download)


Loggy – The Dream

So here’s a pretty cool jam from this white dude just trying to make it, livin the dream. The beat is definitely more clubish and the hook poppish, but I can dig it. Remember when white dudes rapping was like a big deal? Kinda like back in high school when I would show up to school or house parties in a throwback and matching headband or full addidas jump suit. One thing I hate more than anything is when people say to white kids like me, “you wanna be black.” Not that there is anything wrong with being black, I love black people. The comment is just so blatently ignorant. First of all, not every black person wears throwbacks and listens to rap music. Maybe the black people you see on TV all fit that description, but thats a whole other story. I grew up in the suburbs, predominantly white, and remember some black kids being ridiculed for not being black enough…what the fuck is that? And why can’t a white kid growing up loving basketball and hip hop take some of that culture and mix it with his own to become his own fucking person, instead of simply being labeled a white kid who wants to be black. I’ll just say this; we have come a long way in terms of racism in our country, but it will be a loooong time before we truely become color-blind and can all see/accept eachother simply as Americans. In the mean time, Hip Hop will continue to be both beneficial and detrimental to the cause.

Loggy – The Dream at usershare