Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Quick Hitters:: Back To The Beat vol.II: Old School Classics - Remixed

Because my wife is away for a mini-business trip, last night meant double-Daddy duty for me, and that unfortunately deprives you of the usual, in-depth waffle I try and serve up on a daily basis. However, I didn't want to leave you hanging with nothing new for your Tuesday afternoon, so I'll out you in the know about Back To The Beat vol.II, which is a remix album done by NYC producer Nomadic Beatz that gives some classic golden age hip hop tracks a modern re-working.

It features some well-known jams like Stop The Violence, I Cram To Understand U, and Just A Friend , but it also re-works some lesser-appreciated jams like hill-fav Cinderfella Dana Dane, Chill Rob G's Court Is Now In Session, and The Posse Is Large from the awesome Lakim Shabazz. The remixes are more on the subtle tip, with Nomadic Beatz not trying to outshine the vocals with any block-rocking beats, and it's a wise move as the songs still retain their classic qualities but still feel updated.

Cinderfella is given a laid back soul vibe, while Stop The Violence is graced with some appropriate snippets from Obama. The somewhat obscure Salt & Pepa track Everybody Get Up is given an excellent, Beatnuts-esque flute-looped beat and Lyte's classic I Cram To Understand You sounds like a Mayer Hawthorne song at the start. NT laces the one song I couldn't recall hearing before I Gotta Good Thing, by Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, with an accordion filled beat that really gives the song a modern feel (impressive for an '88 era song). I know you're intriqued, but there's still more! The track list:

1. Fresh Stuff Intro
2. Cinderfella Dana Dane – Dana Dane
3. Stop The Violence – Boogie Down Productions
4. I Cram To Understand U – MC Lyte
5. Princess Of The Posse – Queen Latifah
6. The Posse Is Large – Lakim Shabazz
7. Just A Friend – Biz Markie
8. Set It Off – Big Daddy Kane
9. Everybody Get Up – Salt-N-Pepa
10. I Gotta Good Thing - Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud
11. Fresh Is The Word – Mantronix
12. Court Is Now In Session – Chill Rob G
13. Ill Street Blues Dub Outro – Kool G Rap

All this for a low, low price you can afford: free.99. So grab this today why don't you?

MP3:: Dana Dane - Cinderfella Dana Dane (Nomadic Trackz Remix)

MP3:: Biz Markie - Just A Friend (Nomadic Trackz Remix)
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/nomadictrackz

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