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Sampled Saturday *G-Eazy, Dean and Ravo, Cam Meekins, BliSS, Chris Young

March 26th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Remix, Sampled Saturday |

Not only useless but dumb! Yep that’s Kim Kardashian, my co-workers kept talking about her today so I had to post a picture that makes her look ugly. It’s been long overdue since I have done sampled saturday so let’s get right to it.

First we got G-Eazy who is one of the few rappers to sample non-mainstream indie music. I’m not always the biggest fan of chill rap songs, but the instrumentals are dope in how they flipped the original song by Jai Paul, “BTSU” to become G-Eazy’s “Kings”. Chill rap that’s different because of dope sampling and good rhymes.

Next we got Dean and Ravo with “Finally” which samples Journey‘s “Faithfully”, not the song most of you would expect. This came off Dean and Ravo debut mixtape, A to B (download), a solid debut effort but leaving me wanting more from this hip-hop duo.
Dean and Ravo – Finally (feat. Mr. Crisis)
A teenage white rapper from suburbia, yep I’m skeptical. However Cam Meekins has a couple catchy songs but also some laughable songs (“Tonight“). In “I’m Bored” he samples Jason Mraz and adds in some nice clap beats for a fairly dope song. If you like Meekins, download his latest mixtape, 1993.
Cam Meekins – I’m Bored
This song comes as a submission from BliSS who samples the melody to “Magic” by B.o.B. “Pussy Music Alcohol (P.M.A.)” is frat rap compared to “Magic” and it’s enjoyable although the original is on a different level even though it got overplayed on the radio.
BliSS – Pussy Music Alcohol
Lastly comes a hip-hop song I heard back in late January that samples indie band Cults. Chris Young The Rapper has potential (he’s under Cisco Adler’s record label) and I think he will only get better with more experience.
Chris Young X Cults – Most Wanted Remix

Mashup Monday: The Friendly Giant, John Marr, Party Ben

February 21st, 2011 by | Mashup, Mashup Monday |

For this week’s mashup monday I decided to dedicate it to three emerging mashup DJ’s: The Friendly Giant, John Marr, and Party Ben. I have 2 songs I like a lot from each artist below to listen and download.

First we got John Marr, a UK DJ whose first mashup below adds a more elelectronic feel to Snow Patrol’s hit single “Chasing Cars”. In the second mashup it’s more a remix as Mike Posner originally used the Miami Horror song in another song of his. I like the party feel of it.
John Marr – Chasing Kylie (Snow Patrol vs Kylie Minogue)
John Marr – Sometimes Cooler Than Me (Mike Posner vs Miami Horror)
Next DJ is LA-based The Friendly Giant who is really good at mixing two catchy songs into a dope mashup. Two examples below.
The Friendly Giant – Forever (Drake vs Jack Johnson)
The Friendly Giant – Don’t Stop This Plane (Wiz Khalifa vs Journey)
Lastly Party Ben is probably my favorite of the three just because he’s been around the longest from what I know. Here’s two of my favorites by him, they are kind of old but still great.
Party Ben – Shame (At Nite) (Evelyn Chamagne King vs. Kid Cudi)
Party Ben – Live Your Life Punk (Rihanna/T.I. vs Vampire Weekend)

Mashup Monday: Hood Internet update *5 new tracks

January 24th, 2011 by | Mashup, Mashup Monday |

I can’t pick favorites with mashup artists because they all have mashups I like & dislike. However, with The Hood Internet, there are very few mashups to dislike and they have made over 400!

Here’s an update with the five best mashups from The Hood Internet in the last month.
Go Hahahaha (Das Racist x Cults)
Runawayfully (Kanye West x Journey)
Frankenpapers (Usher x Tokyo Police Club)
Your Santeria (Sublime x Nicki Minaj)
Just Wanna Dance Yrself Clean (Jay-Z x LCD Soundsystem)

Check out The Hood Internet’s website for all their tracks and the latest news on them.

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 BeforeBigs.com 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)


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