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Chocolate Droppa + Sampled Saturday (Grizzly Bear, Jackson 5 & Journey)

January 15th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B, Remix, Sampled Saturday |

Above is comedian/actor Kevin Hart as Chocolate Droppa, a HOT NEW RAPPER!

Also we offer potential feature, “Sampled Saturday”, on as sampling other’s music has become a huge trend. Some songs that sample we have enjoy while others are just plain covers.

However sometimes I just like hearing that original mixed into something else, which is what Kanye West has successfully done on most of his songs and many other artists have done with moderate success as well like Chiddy Bang & Hoodie Allen being two artists that come to mind.

Below are three hip-hop songs that sample non-hip-hop music to form catchy tracks.
D-Sisive – I Love A Girl (Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks” sample)
She Say Remix- Jola (Journey “Don’t Stop Believin'” sample)
I Want You Back by FiOBaby (Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” sample)

Hidden Gem: Miami’s Finest

October 7th, 2010 by | Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B |

Above is the video for “Summertime” by Miami’s Finest (download). It samples Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks”.

This hip-hop/R&B; trio have been best friends since 1997 and decided to form Miami’s Finest in June 2010 after they graduated college. Much like how we started our blog as we were on our way out of college, I relate to Miami’s Finest and believe with enough time they can make a big impact in the music industry.

In September, Miami’s Finest released thier debut mixtape, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (download). Below listen and download “Jungle Fever”.  Mami’s Finest – Jungle Fever (Produced by RTillery) by BeforeBigsZach

Check out Miami’s Finest on facebook for more.

OnCue – Cuey Sings The Blues (mixtape)

September 8th, 2010 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

I haven’t listened to the whole mixtape yet, but so far I have heard great things and after listening to a few songs I had to post this. This is OnCue’s first mixtape

Below is the tracklisting + download link. As a bonus download OnCue’s “She Likes My Music” a remix to Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks”.

Download: OnCue – Cuey Sings The Blues (Mixtape)  OnCue – She Likes My Music (prod. CJ Luzi) by BeforeTheBigsZach 

Grizzly Bear’s got the beat

August 1st, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Music Video, Remix |

So hopefully you have all heard the song above before and if you liked it you must check out this trippy mess. Anyways I really like Brooklyn-based folk rock band Grizzly Bear because of the instrumentals mostly and because their music is just so out there that it’s good, kind of like Theophilus London, but more accepting.

Below I have included a few songs using Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks” from a couple of remixes to one of my favorite mashups. If you like “Two Weeks” and/or hip-hop, you should like at least one of these. ENJOY!
OnCue – She Likes My Music (prod. CJ Luzi)
Jay-Z vs. Grizzly Bear – Get that Week State of Mind
brandUn DeShay – Im Puttin My Two Weeks In
The Hood Internet – Two Weeks Of Hip Hop (Dead Prez x Grizzly Bear)

Which “Two Weeks” remix do you enjoy the most?

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