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Wifey Wednesday: Iggy Azalea, Drake & Rihanna, Vybz Kartel ft Pusha T, The Knocks, Flo-Rida ft Christina Aguilara, De-Lor + Nicki Minaj

It was nice getting back to finding music this weekend. It was especially nice to have about 3 weeks worth of material to choose from, just made my post organization that much easier. Of course I came up on enough decent material to get my hungry rap fiends their weekly dish on Sunday. I was also able to pull together a handful of quality mashups that were just made for Monday, alliteratively speaking of course. (side note, I can’t believe alliteratively is a real word and I have no idea if I just utilized it properly.) Tuesday was filled with some different solid weird shit, and here we are on Wednesday with a plateful for the wifeys. And by wifey material I just mean common ground I could see myself sharing with some lady friends from the past and present….It just so happens I know a lot of white girls.

I’m not gonna lie, I’m kinda down with the Aussie white girl swag. I don’t know all about that “mean” intro, but this beat is nice and she actually flows pretty decent in the second verse. I like Azealia Bank’s “212” better, still. But then again Iggy does advise, “this is for the bitches getting money up in here.” I’m disqualified in more ways than one.

Iggy Azalea – My World
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Forget the wifey, this is my jam right here. Think Gyptian, Serani, or any amazing reggae jam. I literally have trouble not winding it up immediately when this song comes on.

Vybz Kartel – Half On A Baby (remix) (ft. Pusha T) (right-click, “save as” to dl)

I think I’ve shared my fondness for Drake for various reasons in the past, so I’ll leave all that alone. But I do like his response to people calling him soft in “Lord Knows” and feel like pointing it out….

“I’m hearin’ all of the jokes, I know that they’re trying to push me
I know that showing emotion don’t ever mean I’m a pussy
Know that I don’t make music for niggas who don’t get pussy
so those are the ones I count on to diss me overlook me”

Drake – Take Care (ft. Rihanna) (Syko Remix) (right-click, “save as” to dl)

The Knocks just put me in a good mood. All their music is just so happy, it’s really nice. Especially with most of the depressing shit I usually listen to. Personally, I like this remix better than the original. Lucky me (and you), the remix is free……..I’m just waiting for dreading the day someone figures out how to really end online sharing, or finally make it profitable and therefor non-inclusive.

The Knocks – Brightside (TheFatRat Remix)
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I have never heard one song go through so many official makeovers in my life. This is actually a pretty good remix. Christina’s got quite the voice on her.

Flo-Rida – Good Feeling (Official Remix) (ft. Christina Aguilara) (right-click, “save as” to dl)

So whenever I write a post I just continually listen through the list songs I plan on sharing over and over while I think of things to write (this usually lasts at least an hour or two). I’m not going to lie; I’m already sick of this song and not sure what really made me want to download it in the first place. But I figured it kinda sounds like a Taio Cruz song so some of my white girls gotta dig it, right?

De-Lor – Your Body (Sexy Ray Vision Remix) (right-click, “save as” to dl)

I found these a while ago and threw them on a playlist, but I never actually shared the links. Enjoy free remix music while you still can people!

Nicki Minaj – Moment 4 Life (ft. Drake) (DJ Kue Remix)
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Captain Cuts – Dancing With Avicii (Avicii // The Knocks) (right-click, “save as” to dl)


[A]typical Tuesday: Biggie, St. Lucia & The Knocks, Maverick Sabre + Amanda Mair

Sometimes it’s really hard to drag myself away from the hip hop blogs in order to open my ears to other genres. It’s not that I don’t like other types of music, I just like hip hop better. And with the internet there will forever be an insurmountable supply for me to get lost in. So when I do get away, I gotta get that shit efficiently. There just isn’t enough time in the day to be messing around with that hot garbage. So obviously, I hit up the Hype Machine. Seriously, I love whoever built that site. Pure genius. So I got my list of about 10 or so blogs I follow on there (does not include most hip hop blogs I check) and that usually gives me a good little sample of whats going on in the world outside of rap….and that which it overlaps with.

I can’t tell if I kinda like this…..or kinda hate it. Definitely kinda hypnotizing

(MP3): The Notorious B.I.G. – Everyday Struggle (Frogs in Socks BiG Bootleg)

Always gotta check up on The Knocks

(MP3): St. Lucia – The Old House Is Gone (The Knocks Remix)

Kinda sounds like this dude is trying to be the male version of Adele. Definitely got a different voice. Good different. Diggin it.

(MP3): Maverick Sabre – I Need

More good voices. Man, I’m a sucker for that soft female tone.

(MP3): Amanda Mair – Doubt


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)


The Knocks – Aint Too Proud To Beg (The Temptations Cover)

Sheeeeit, aint too proud to dig it. Nice lil remix of the motown classic. And you know it’s knockin.

The Knocks – Aint Too Proud to Beg (The Temptations Cover)


The Knocks – Dancing With the DJ (Campfire Acoustic Version)

Good thing I know good people who know good music, cuz this isn’t my typical jam. But if you know me, then you know why it really is. I always try and play the DJ role, mainly for the simple fact that I’m always trying to get my juke on and don’t really trust anyone else to provide a better slate to get down to. All I really need is one female partner who can hang, and I’m usually pretty good at finding her too. Definitely not mad at slowing things down to get a lil more intimate either. Really, really liking this one right here. See the Chiddy Bang version if you’re looking for some higher octane bump and grind.

The Knocks – Dancing With The DJ (Campfire Acoustic Version)

The Knocks – Dancing With The DJ (Chiddy Bang Remix)