A few Hip-Hop classics from a few people...

Entries in R&B (2)


Hip-Hop Classic #40: D'Angelo - Me & Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine (J Dilla Remix) (Chosen by Disclosure)

Released in 1997 on the 'Jay Dee Remix EP', here is Dilla's remix of D'Angelo's classic 'Me & Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine', which was the fourth and final single to be lifted from his critically acclaimed debut album 'Brown Sugar'. The original was produced by D himself, alongside Bob Power, and reached #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 & #25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart - the lowest charting out of the four singles. Even though there are countless stunning reworks from the Detroit-born producer, this is without doubt one of Jay Dee's best remixes and still gets regular spins from myself, and the Disclosure boys.

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Hip-Hop Classic #36: The Fugees - Ready Or Not (Chosen by Kieran Yates)

All words by Kieran Yates: I first heard it when I was in primary school, and I couldn't believe that a female vocalist could sound so soft and so sexy and so hard at the same time. That opening, brooding warning, of Lauryn saying 'Ready or Not' still makes the hair on my neck stand up.

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