Monday, June 20, 2005

Straight from the Ghetto - News on HipHop, pt. 2

Former Fugee Pras Michael adapts U2's early 90's track "I still haven't found (What I'm looking for)" on his new single called "Haven't Found" which is now out on Guerilla Entertainment / Universal Records. Hardcore fans of U2 might hate it, but considering that we've had shitloads of really bad covers on 80's or 90's hits in the last few years things could've gone worse than this anyway.

Kanye West as well picks up a well known sample on his new 12" released on Roc-A-Fella Records. Guess everyone will recognize the infamous "Diamonds Are Forever" sung by the incredible Shirley Bassey - one of the last great divas on stage. The first work of Kanye West I'm really into - guess it has sth. to do with that sample which love since I ever experienced Shirley Bassey's live at her 50th or 60th stage jubilee show in Hamburg a few years ago. Apart from that the beats are good though and the instrumental perfectly fits into any kind of Downbeat/TripHop-set due to it's slightly melancholic touch.


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