Saturday, August 25, 2007

Straight from the Ghetto - News on HipHop, pt. 28

One to watch out for is the quite limited 7" mashup entitled S. Vega "Tom's Diner *Free Soul RMX" / L. Allen - "Smile *Girl Next Door RMX" which is not to be released officially of course but informal. Reggae-afficionados will love the bootleg, which is rumored to be set up by a german Minimal Techno producer, of Suzanne Vega's massive hit that puts the vocals on top of a quite rootsy riddim that seems to be from the 70's while Lilly Allen's boot on the flip is based on more urban, contemporary beats flavored by BrokenBeats and House vibes. At the moment there are less than 100 copies around so catch up on this quickly...

A new one put out on promo circuit by Universal Motown is Chamillionaire's new tune "HipHop Police" featuring Slick Rick on vocal duties witch is ok but nothing more than another average functional HipHop tune with a short half life to go. Will keep the crowd moving but be forgotten quickly though.

Although her name sounds like she's a starlet involved into the german Schlager-scene Nicole Scherzinger might be regarded as a rising star when it comes to Urban meets DigiSoul as her new 12" "Whatever U Like" featuring T.I. on vocal duties put out via Interscope will mess up any dancefloor within seconds. Driving beats, a thrilling hook signal and her brilliant, ultra-energetic voice come make up a fresh sounding anthem taht can't be compared to anything released in ages. Is to be filed as must have, no-one questions that.

50 Cent rappin about dough. Once again. On Shady Records. As Usual. But "I Get Money" is better than his last, quite weak 12" output due to more dark'ish beats, cool samples and a kinda sawtooth shaped bassline hook. Anthemic as well, so it'll do its duties on the dancefloor well.


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