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

Entries in Remix (3)


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 #29: A Tribe Called Quest - Stressed Out (Raphael Saadiq Remix) (Chosen by Roy Thomas)

'Stressed Out' is the second single from A Tribe Called Quest's fourth studio album, Beats Rhymes & Life, which was released in 1996 on Jive Records. The Raphael Saadiq remix featured on the B-Side of the single's release and was also re-released in 2006 on 'The Lost Tribes' compilation, which was released exclusively in Japan.

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Hip-Hop Classic #12: Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (Bad Boy Remix) (Chosen by Zeon Mumbles)

'Flava In Ya Ear' is the lead single from Craig Mack's debut album, Project Funk da World, which was released in 1994 on Bad Boy Records. This remix of the single was the breakout appearance for The Notorious B.I.G., as well as one of the first solo appearances by Busta Rhymes after leaving Leaders Of The New School. The album was the second release on Bad Boy Records, following Biggie's all-time classic 'Ready To Die' by one week - propelled by the success of this (original) Platinum-selling single, 'Project Funk Da World' reached Gold status in 1995.

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