The overwhelmingly sense of summertime is upon me and this song is just too perfect in that regard to ignore. The Hood Internet does it again with their insanely smooth mashup bringing together two perfectly dissimilar artists/genres to create a beautifully chill summertime jam. Definitely something to ride out to with the top down. Enjoy. Life.
Wifey Wednesday: Major Lazer, Florence + The Machine vs Calvin Harris, Miguel, Frank Ocean, Usher + The Hood Internet
Being that it was
unfortunately probably my most popular weekly post, I had to bring it back. But I don’t have much time to rant about pointless shit (you’re welcome?) so I’ll just get right into it…
Ursher baby. Dude is like the Tim Duncan of R & B. He quietly keeps coming back to kill this shit! Add a bunch of “HWUH” courtesy of Ricky Ross and you got yourself a hit.
Majah Lazah! More mellow than what we’re use to hearing from these dudes, but amazing nonetheless. I wish I knew how to describe electronically produced sounds, because I would be more specific. But all in all, I love the sounds in this song. Soft female vocals always a plus as well.
I went to the Calvin Harris show in Chicago a couple months back…let’s just say I did not fit in. The wifey really likes this one. Me too. Gets the people goin!
I like to think that I discovered Miguel because I fell in love with that “Sure Thing” joint when I heard it off some obscure new school mixtape back in 09 before anyone gave a shit. Obviously, that is ridiculous. But still, I knew dude had talent right from the start. Well, seems like that talent is growing, and “it’s just a matter of time”, literally, before he get’s it all. This one works really well in the motivation department.
This is the first single/popworthy song I’ve heard from Frank, and I’m not mad either. I do like the obscure dark sounding shit from Mr. Ocean slightly better, but dude has gotta eat, right?
Just in case you weren’t feeling the electronic R & B vibe, you might like the indie.
What, just because I enjoy my own personal journeys with emo-esque rap music courtesy of Joe Budden and the like means I can’t also wanna get up and dance with somebody to the sweet sounds of Whitney (RIP) over some funky Chromeo beats?…I’m not afraid to say it, this shit gets me moving. I’m an eighties baby, baby!
The Hood Internet – When The Night Knows (Whitney Houston // Chromeo) (right-click, “save as” to dl)
This.Is.The Remix: The Hood Internet (Wale vs Kavinsky), Ted Smooth (Drake ft. The Weeknd) & Trae Tha Truth ft. Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B., + more
…or I guess it should read, “THESE. ARE. The remixES.” If you didn’t know, I am quite fond of “the remix.” Even when it’s not quite as good as the original, it’s still refreshing to hear a good song in a different light, or from a new perspective.
First up we got a quality mashup from one of the best. The Hood Internet takes Wale’s Chain Music and throws it over some dark, whiteboy electronic instrumental courtesy of Kavinsky. Never heard of dude(?), but….diggin it.
Next we got this simple Ted Smooth remix utilizing some slowed down percussion from Biggie’s “I Got A Story to Tell” mixed in with Drake’s “Crew Love.” Pretty subtle addition, but new life nonetheless.
Lastly, we have a classic example of the hip hop remix. Whenever someone is lucky enough to snag a beat/hook like this, it’s inevitable that they’ll be at least 10-15 rappers trying to jump on that shit. The original was star studded enough with the likes of Wale, Wiz, Lupe, and Big Boi, but it just got another lift with some even NEWER schoolers (K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Kendrick) and more importantly, the REAL Mark Morrison! WHOOOOOAAAAAAAAAOOOOHHHH!
My bad for not getting this one up before the weekend festivities, cuz this one’s got some cool ass jams. I don’t know how often people actually come to the funk, or if the regulars make it back through all my posts they’ve missed, so these “Best of the funk” posts are meant to bring everyone back up to speed. Again, in case you didn’t know, I love the remix. The remix can bring to life to a jam that never took a breath or bring back one that was previously deceased. The remix can also shed light upon the dark or bring about new enlightenment upon the confused. But most importantly, the remix can bring two different genres, and therefore groups of people with different tastes, together into one perfectly harmonious physical entity; the peaceful type of harmony that only music can accomplish.
This group of remix/mashups is particularly special because not only does is combine all of my favorite musical elements, it’s also kind of representative of my make up in the musical form. Take that Pac joint for example. Afterall, it’s #1 for a reason. By the kid’s standards these days, Pac was one of the hardest dudes to walk the earth. But you always knew there was more to Pac than just the thug, and that’s because he shared real emotions in his music. That didn’t make him any less “hard” though, it just made him real; a humanizing effect that most of these rappers are scared to reveal because the character they personify is much safer. But I digress. I was actually just talking about these songs having two types of styles or sides to them; one kinda gansgta and one kinda soft and peaceful.
Monday’s Memorable Memorial Day Mash-Ups: D. Veloped ft Nelly + The Hood Internet ft Lil Wayne & Rick Ross
Try saying that shit 3 times fast. So what? I like alliteration. Anyway, wanted to get these joints up for ya early in case you need some more jams on this beautiful day off work. D.veloped makes it a point to distinguish himself from other mash-up artists by avoiding the standard 1 to 1 mash and throwing at least one more artist/song in there, making it a 3some. Most the mashes I’ve heard from him have been the good kind of 3somes, not the weird/”way too much dick in this close vicinity” type 3somes. I loooove the hook he put together with chick’s chopped vocals alongside Nelly’s #1. Next you’ll see The Hood Internet takes the vocals from “John” and makes it listenable for me again. Ain’t Ross sexy? Whuh!
Aint this some shit. I don’t think I’ve posted that much material over the past 2 weeks. So the fact that The Hood Internet used two songs that personally stood out enough for me to write about, says something; They got good taste in music…..also, that mash-ups become much less appealing once the original songs become played out. Therefore, you gotta get em while they’re hot; Dudes stay on top of their shit.