Top 5’s | Remixes That Are Better Than The Original, Pt. II

Pt. I Common Ft. Mary J. Blige – ‘Come Close’ Original Prod. by The Neptunes Remix Prod. by J. Dilla, Ft. Pharrell, Q-Tip & Erykah Badu This was one of the more contentious decisions, but J. Dilla’s remix of Common’s heartfelt ‘Come Close’ just edges out the original due to its Ramp – ‘Daylight’ sample and the additional contributions of Pharrell, Q-Tip and Erykah Badu to … Continue reading Top 5’s | Remixes That Are Better Than The Original, Pt. II

Top 5’s | Remixes That Are Better Than The Original, Pt. I

Before Diddy and his Bad Boy family truly glamourized the act during the 1990’s, the remix was already a popular feature of music culture. A musician with the ability to create their own adaptation of a song they admire is one thing, but when they manage to re-invent it to a standard that surpasses the quality of the original, it acts as a credit to all parties … Continue reading Top 5’s | Remixes That Are Better Than The Original, Pt. I

Top 5’s | Childhood Pop Songs

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. It often tints otherwise mundane memories with emotions that can only be triggered when looking into the past, creating an almost indescribable sensation. It was with a grand sense of nostalgia that I decided to create a list of my top five childhood pop songs. Ordinarily, especially as an adult, I would be quick to shun a huge percentage of … Continue reading Top 5’s | Childhood Pop Songs

Top 5’s | The Neptunes Bridges, Pt. I

In music, a bridge is a contrasting section that prepares for the return of the original material section. Here are my top 5 bridges produced by The Neptunes, who became masters of the bridge during their domination of R&B/popular music circa 2000-2005. Usher Ft. P. Diddy – I Don’t Know As soon as you hear the progression of the strings at the end of the second chorus you know you’re in … Continue reading Top 5’s | The Neptunes Bridges, Pt. I

Top 5’s | Single Artist/Producer Albums, Pt. III

PART I | PART II Curren$y – The Carrollton Heist (2016) Producer: Alchemist With their first collaboration – Covert Coup (2011) – being so well received, it was no surprise that Curren$y and Alchemist linked up again for The Carrollton Heist. Despite the risk of tarnishing their accomplished work from their debut project, Spitta and Alc masterfully lived up to expectations with another impressive collection of tracks. … Continue reading Top 5’s | Single Artist/Producer Albums, Pt. III

Top 5’s| The Worst Song From The Five Best Michael Jackson Albums

I’ve had many conversations/arguments with people when attempting to curate a list of the top five Michael Jackson songs, but time and time again, it proves too difficult. Instead, an easier task might be to choose the worst songs from the five best Michael Jackson albums (from Off The Wall onwards), as it provides a smaller pool to select from. Off The Wall (1979) Tracklist: … Continue reading Top 5’s| The Worst Song From The Five Best Michael Jackson Albums