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 | 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

Review | The Cool Kids – Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe

After a much-publicised hiatus that led to them establishing themselves as solo artists, Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks (or Sir Michael Rocks, to use his full title) have reunited as the admired duo The Cool Kids. Their last project together was When Fish Ride Bicycles (2011), however, Chuck explained earlier this year during an interview with HipHopDX that he only considers The Bake Sale (2008) as the … Continue reading Review | The Cool Kids – Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe